Steve McQueen directs Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn, Micheal Ward and Shaniqua Okwok in this teen romance where a group of young black immigrants meet up for a West London house party.
The music and period costumes are marvellous. Captures the lurches and euphoria of staying out all night pretty accurately. It can feel pretty stretched out and slight at times… there are two particular moments that shift from being heart racing to patience testing. But if McQueen’s intention was to catch the ephemeral feeling of an all nighter and the rush of initial attraction then he has managed it handsomely. At its best when the principals get absorbed behind the lost-in-the-moment faces of the extras with no plot lines at all.
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