Steven Knight is an acclaimed screenwriter, whose pen has given birth to indie pearls such as Dirty Pretty Things, Eastern Promises and Amazing Grace.
In 2013 he released his first two movies as director: Hummingbird starring Jason Statham and now Locke with one-man-show Tom Hardy.
This film is the surprise of the festival. The whole story takes place in a car, with only one actor on screen: Tom Hardy. Given that the star is famous for his action roles, you may not expect him to be portraying the issues of everyman Ivan Locke, a building site manager. On the eve of Locke’s most important task ever – he is in charge of Europe’s biggest concrete delivery of all time – he leaves his job and family – two kids and wife waiting for him to watch their team’s football match, with his wife wearing the team’s shirt for the first time as a sign of love – because he must be next to the woman who is about to give birth to his child.
It was a one-night stand with an unhappy assistant. Could a single mistake lead to the complete collapse of someone’s life? Locke’s existence has been affected by his father’s abandonment before he even came to the world. Tonight, his life’s mission is to make sure that his child sees his father, no matter what.
This cinematic joy will keep you glued to the screen for 90 minutes.
Filippo L’Astorina, the Editor
Locke is released nationwide on 18th April 2014.
Watch the trailer for Locke here: