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The Escape

The suffocating sameness of domestic life is powerfully, almost brutally portrayed, in BAFTA-winner Dominic Savage’s caustic character study. Gemma Arterton is sheer brilliance as a young mother struggling with the urge to leave her life behind and in focusing our attention on the quieter moments of maternal ambivalence, creates something profoundly moving.





Suburban housewife Tara (Gemma Arterton) is at the end of her tether, raising two young children largely alone, with little support from her self-absorbed husband (Dominic Cooper). But when she makes the impromptu decision to depart for Paris, she realises that starting over isn’t quite so simple.