TIFF is here! And aside from scouting out all the celebs on the streets, we’ve been seeing some of the critically acclaimed films that are here.
Last night we got the opportunity to see the world premiere of The Escape directed by Dominic Savage.
I went into the film pretty blindly – I didn’t really read the synopsis or know what it was going to be about – I find I often do this with films so I can form my own opinions around them and not be influenced by others. Plus, if it made it into TIFF, I knew it was going to be good!
The Escape surpassed all of my expectations and I really loved it! The film follows Tara, a stay at home mother who is suffocating under the weight of her domestic burdens and makes the extraordinary decision to abandon her family in order to find herself. I found that the the film focused on very real moments in relationships and tackles domestic issues that almost every couple faces. The Escape holds a mirror up to reality, making us truly think about our own relationships and the roles they play in our day to day lives.
For me, the real highlight of the film was the incredible acting performances by Gemma Arterton and Dominic Cooper. Their performances were so raw and powerful, fully drawing me into the life of the film.
The cinematography was also outstanding, with the score playing a pivotal role.
I really didn’t want this film to end and found it so incredibly compelling. I would highly recommend to every film buff!