From Owen Sheers’ 2008 novel, adapted by Owen Sheers and Amit Gupta, directed by Amit Gupta. Starring Andrea Riseborough.
The D-Day landings have failed. With a troop of German soldiers in their midst and their husbands having vanished in the night, the women of a remote Welsh valley are forced to test the boundaries between resistance and collaboration as they struggle to maintain a normality amidst their occupation. Resistance is an eerie, atmospheric film telling a very human story of war.
“A beautiful, elliptical war film with the haunting qualities of a ghost story.” Empire Magazine
Post-film Q&A with Owen Sheers and Amit Gupta.
Owen Sheers is an author of poetry (The Blue Book and Skirrid Hill ); prose (The Dust Diaries) and the script of The Passion, National Theatre of Wales’ 72 hour site specific production in Port Talbot. His first novel, Resistance won a 2008 Hospital Club Creative Award and was short-listed for the Writers Guild Best Book Award.
Amit Gupta is a writer and director for stage and screen. Resistance was his debut feature. His follow-up feature Jadoo is currently shooting with Amit directing from his own script. His most recent play, Option, is currently showing as part of The Bomb at the Tricycle.