Laura Turner joined the Big Picture Film Club to discuss Lapwing – a newly released thriller set in 16th Century England, for which she served as the screenwriter.
Synopsis: 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.
Watch the full interview with Laura Turner below