to an adult prison, an explosively violent young man (Jack O’Connell)
is forced to fight for survival as criminal forces attempt to control
him for their own good. Help comes from the unlikeliest source, his
estranged father (Ben Mendelsohn) who is also serving time.
Winner of three BAFTA (Scotland) Awards including Best Feature Film. Winner of Best Supporting Actor at the British Independent Film Awards.
“We’ve seen many visually arresting films in recent years and
character studies are as common as film festivals, but it’s the
remarkable blend of the two here that makes “Starred Up” devastating.” – Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com