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  • Year. 2014
  • country. UK
  • run-time. 105 mins
  • rating. 15

£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)

Doors 14:00 - Film 14:30

Our #FemaleGaze season continues with:



In Second Coming, Jackie (Nadine Marshall) is a middle-aged mum with a history of miscarriages whose family life is thrown into turmoil by the prospect of another child. For Jackie, her much-loved 11-year-old son, JJ, (Kai Francis Lewis) is a miracle in his own right. Yet the prospect of another pregnancy raises the spectre both of traumatic maternal loss and of marital estrangement from Mark (Idris Elba), with whom she has not been intimate for some time. Is Jackie’s silence on the subject of her conception a symptom of denial, deceit, derangement – or something altogether more mysterious?

In English

British cinema. Whenever you think it has lost its mojo, it re-flourishes that mojo in your face. Debbie Tucker Green’s Second Coming is a true original.
— Nigel Andrews, Financial Times

In a highly nuanced central performance, Marshall is both engaging and evasive, perfectly matching the fluid tone of Tucker Green’s enigmatic urban parable. Scenes of adroitly observed dinner-table domesticity sit alongside surreal episodes in which holy water (baptism or deluge?) falls upon the mother-to-be in what may be a dream, a fantasy or a “vision.
— Mark Kermode, Guardian
This debut feature from British playwright Debbie Tucker-Green is a family drama shaded with mystery and driven by confident, searching writing.