While Eddie Redmayne stole The Theory of Everything‘s limelight for his exquisite performance as Stephen Hawking, it is well worth remembering that Felicity Jones was every bit his equal. Once again the Oscar-nominated actress is sensational, eliciting a tempered but powerful performance from Caroline Harvey’s sparse but stirring script.

Co-starring the equally brilliant Christopher Eccleston, Emily is a supreme, haunting study of emotional dislocation that operates in the quiet spaces between desire and power, betrayal and anger, sex and love. Jones and Eccleston captivate as two strangers united by sadness both spoken and unspoken in Harvey’s affecting short.

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INFORMATION

CAST: Felicity Jones, Christoper Eccleston

DIRECTOR: Caroline Harvey

WRITER: Caroline Harvey

SYNOPSIS: A recently single woman approaches a man in a coffee shop for an impromptu sexual encounter.

Emily is available here at We Are Colony.

About The Author

I am currently an Exeter-based PhD candidate writing my thesis on the iconographies of New York City at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century. I have always been an avid film fan and particularly love early silent comedies and 1970s Hollywood.