Jessica Hynes writes, directs and stars in The Fight – here’s the first trailer.

 

The brilliant Jessica Hynes’ first movie as writer and director lands in UK cinemas in just under two weeks. It goes by the name of The Fight, and she also leads the impressive ensemble cast. Also in the company are Rhona Mitra, Shaun Parkes, Robert James Collier, Sally Phillips, Anita Dobson, Alice Rowe, Sennia Nanua and Liv Hill.

A trailer for the film has been released too, and it looks like this…

And here’s the synopsis for the movie.

Tina lives in a quiet seaside town but her life is anything but quiet – her mother is threatening to leave her father, her daughter is being bullied and she and her husband Mick are juggling full time jobs and three children. Determined to ditch the dysfunction and beat her inner demons, Tina puts on her fighting gloves – literally, stepping into the boxing ring to sweat out her anxieties and punch up her self-worth. But does she have what it takes to get her family off the ropes and emerge victorious?

The Fight is reviewed in the next issue of Film Stories magazine, which lands not too long after the movie’s release date. A slight spoiler for the review, then: go and see The Fight.

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