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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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.