The trailer for the upcoming period film Lapwing looks to examine racism and relationships through the prism of an emotional historical drama.

The trailer for Lapwing has launched, an upcoming British historical drama that promises to explore some contemporary issues, whilst telling a 16th century story.

Releasing on November 26th, Lapwing tells a story set in England in 1555. Its official synopsis explains that ‘an isolated group of salt farmers arrange illegal passage to Europe for an Indian Gypsy family in hiding. But a love affair between Patience, a mute English girl, and Rumi, the son of the Egyptians, threatens to destroy both communities.’

Bulldog Film Distribution is handling distribution, and the film itself features rising star Hannah Douglas alongside Emmett J. Scanlan (Peaky Blinders) & Sebastian De Souza (The Great). Laura Turner has written the film, and director Philip Stevens makes his feature debut: between them, their story will focus on the cruel and corrosive effects of bigotry and misogyny, if the trailer is anything to go by.

The film looks beautiful as well, making great use of the gorgeous Lincolnshire coastline. Get your first look below, ahead of the film’s release later next month.

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