This film is not currently scheduled to screen at New Park.
Four fragile young people flee London to start an unconventional utopia, creating a world of fantasy that overwhelms them.
In an isolated English cottage, four young people from London move in together, seeking to challenge social conventions and their own tolerances by engaging in scheduled partner-swapping. As their inhibitions and past traumas fade, they achieve a unique kind of collective happiness, but the durability of their new living arrangement is tested by the arrival of an outsider who fails to get in tune with the foursome’s radical spirit. An inventive and engaging film that uses an elegant, delicate style to gently probe both the protagonists’ ideals and our own convictions about love and sex.
A genuinely radical take on current woes and wishes, ‘Hide and Seek’ takes the glooms of today and transforms them into a beguiling and provocative modern fable. A modest film in many ways, yet quietly revolutionary, this is an important contribution to contemporary dialogues about sex and romance. It's also a highly skilful piece of filmmaking, juxtaposing the mundane and the sublime to conjure up something approaching the real stuff of romance.
Thanks to Matchbox Films
We are sorry to announce that actress Rea Mole is now not available for the Q&A after the screening as originally hoped.