Directed by Samantha Morton
Two-time Academy Award nominee Samantha Morton's directorial debut THE UNLOVED is a powerful and personal look at the strength and resilience of youth. Morton tells the story of eleven-year-old Lucy (newcomer Molly Windsor) seeking refuge as a ward of the state from her abusive father (Robert Carlyle). Placed in a tumultuous foster home, Lucy befriends her rebellious teenage roommate Lauren (Lauren Socha), and together they navigate the cold and uncaring world before them. With a screenplay by Tony Grisoni (FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS) based on original material by Samantha Morton, THE UNLOVED captures the subtle magic and melancholy of childhood while painting an honest portrait of a girl torn between a broken family and an inept social system.
A powerful and personal look at the strength and resilience of youth through the eyes of Lucy, a ward of the state seeking refuge as from her abusive father.
Cast: Molly Windsor, Robert Carlyle, Susan Lynch, Lauren Socha
Surprised to see this on shudder, as it is not horror... but it IS an excellent film
slow but powerful
I cried at the cinematic beauty and audio depth of this movie. I would watch this over and over again. It’s horrible how true the story is to real life and it makes you realize that every fated kid has a story and a life their living.
So sad what children haft to put up with, Because of the parent's. They didn't ask to be brought into this world! No child should ever suffer be