Directed by: Marek Losey
Staring: Alex Macqueen and Phil Campbell
The Hide is a low key British film directed by Marek Losey. The film follows an ornithologist, Roy, who, once he has sighted the elusive social plover will have ‘twitched’ the entire British list.
His day of birdwatching is interrupted by a visit from suspicious looking stranger, David, who enters the hide to shelter from the rain.
The film plays out as a small time thriller with a taut, compelling script and an unrelenting atmosphere of discomfort. The two actors are superb and both deliver outstanding performances against the bleak windswept landscape and the claustrophobic interior of the hide.