Florence Pugh is as eloquent as she is lovely. After debuting in Carol Morley’s The Falling and making a splash at this year’s BFI Flare, I caught up with the starlet to talk puberty and ambiguous relationships.
It’s 1969 at a strict English girls’ school where charismatic Abbie and intense and troubled Lydia are best friends. After a tragedy occurs at the school, a mysterious fainting epidemic breaks out threatening the stability of all involved. The authorities claim that there is nothing seriously wrong, but Lydia refuses to accept this, and in seeking the truth, discovers a long buried secret.