Watch trailer for dark romantic thriller ‘Lapwing’, set in Tudor England in 1555

New period drama movie Lapwing will be released later this month and we’ve got a look at the trailer.

Described as “part psychological thriller, part love story,” the film follows a young woman who is forced to the fringes of Tudor society in an isolated community on the Lincolnshire salt marshes in 16th century England.

Lapwing stars Hannah Douglas, Emmett J. Scanlan (The Fall) and Sebastian De Souza (The Borgias).

The official synopsis reads: “A mute young woman, Patience, from an isolated community in rural England in 1555, struggles with her controlling brother-in-law and leader, David, who is gradually unraveling after the failure of his idyllic community.

“The Egyptian Act has been passed, stipulating that all ‘gypsies’ must vacate England immediately and anyone found aiding them could be executed.

“In exchange for a fee, David agrees to help an Egyptian family who must stay a month on their land until a ship comes to take them away. The others in the community tolerate this decision, hoping it could lead them to a more prosperous life.

“But when Patience pursues an affair with one of the outsiders, she is thrust into a violent and vicious psychological battle with David, who sees her actions as a direct rebellion, and a threat to the power he desperately wants to maintain over the community.”

Watch the trailer:


Following its premiere at Leeds Film Festival this weekend, Lapwing will be released in UK cinemas and on demand from Friday 26th November.

The movie is written by Laura Turner and directed by Philip Stevens.