Based on Sarah Waters’ best-selling novel, The Little Stranger is a dark and atmospheric tale of class, decline and an ominous, ghostly presence.
In The Little Stranger the son of a housemaid, Dr Faraday is called to the once-grand Hundreds Hall where his mother had at one time worked for the Ayres family. With the Hall in decline, what remains of the Ayres family are haunted by more than their reduced circumstances. Soon Dr Faraday finds himself entwined with the family and the Hall itself.
Directed by the Oscar nominated director of Room, Lenny Abrahamson, The Little Stranger stars Domhnall Gleeson (Brooklyn, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) as Dr Faraday; Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson (The Affair) as Caroline Ayres; BAFTA winner Will Poulter (The Revenant) as Roderick Ayres; and Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling (45 Years) as Mrs Ayres.
DIY met up with director Lenny Abrahamson to talk about the ambiguous nature of the source material, the affecting commentary on class and reuniting with Domhnall Gleeson.
Check out our interview below.
The Little Stranger is in UK cinemas now.