Recommended Film of the Week: The Little Stranger (12A)

The Little Stranger by Sarah Walters

The Little Stranger by Sarah Walters - Credit: Archant

Based on the best-selling novel by Sarah Waters, The Little Stranger, tells the story of Dr Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor.

During the long hot summer of 1948, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked as a maid. The hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries. It is now in serious decline and its inhabitants - mother, son and daughter - are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how disturbingly, the family’s story is about to become entwined with his own.

Stars Domhnall Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling, Ruth Wilson, Will Poulter and directed by Lenny Abrahamson.