The trailer for Cracks plays like a sort of Lord Of The Flies for Catholic school girls. Directed by Jordan Scott (daughter of Ridley) and starring the luminous, yet oddly unnervingly beautiful Eva Green, it features her as the inspiring, secretive teacher at a boarding school for wayward young girls, breathing life and excitement into their cloistered lives. The trailer, I have to say, is a bit deceiving — I saw the film at the 2010 Independent Film Festival in Boston, and it’s not quite the thriller that it’s made out to be here:
The cast is universally spectacular, co-starring Juno Temple and Imogen Poots (one of our favorite British name), and the film is a far quieter, more contemplative experience than the gussied-up trailer would have you believe. But it’s also an intelligent and excellent film, and it’s finally coming to theaters on March 18th. It’s worth your while, I assure you.