Film Review: 'Broken'

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★★★★☆ Winner of the Best Film award at last year's British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs), theatre director Rufus Norris' debut feature Broken (2013) finally gets its UK release this week, courtesy of StudioCanal. An adaptation of Daniel Clay's novel of the same name, Broken is jam-packed with ideas, almost all of which are well-executed. The narrative centres around 11-year-old tomboy Skunk (magnificent newcomer Eloise Laurence), a type 1 diabetic who lives in a suburban cul-de-sac with her older brother Jed (Bill Milner) and single father Archie (Tim Roth). Through Skunk's eyes, we see the troubled lives of those around her unfold.

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