The Winter Lake
  • Directors(s)

    Phil Sheerin

  • Production Year

    2021

  • Genre(s)

    Drama, Thriller

  • Approx. running minutes

    92m

  • Cast

    Emma Mackey, Charlie Murphy, Mark McKenna

Film

The Winter Lake

domestic abuse, child abuse references, strong threat, violence, language

THE WINTER LAKE is a drama in which a mother and son move to a house in rural Ireland where they discover the dark secrets harboured by their new neighbours.

  • Directors(s)

    Phil Sheerin

  • Production Year

    2021

  • Genre(s)

    Drama, Thriller

  • Approx. running minutes

    92m

  • Cast

    Emma Mackey, Charlie Murphy, Mark McKenna

There is strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder bad language including uses of 'prick', 'bitch', 'slut' and 'Jesus Christ'.
A man is pinned down and a knife is held near his face. Moderate threat includes a man running blindly into a small lake where he sinks under the water, but is seen to be unharmed.
There are interconnected references to child sexual abuse and the death of an infant whose skeletal remains are discovered. A woman talks about suffering physical abuse by a partner.
Two young men argue and one slashes the other's hand with a box cutter, drawing blood. A father reacts violently to his teenage daughter's behaviour and pins her to a wall with his hand on her throat. Other scenes of moderate violence feature punches, a blow to the head with a rock and an attempted drowning.
There are moderate sex references.

  • Classified date

    18/01/2021

  • Language

    English