Second Coming (15)
THROUGH A DIFFERENT LENS
Thu 01 Jan 1970
Showcasing films reflecting African and Caribbean culture and experiences.
2014, 105 minutes, dir. Debbie Tucker Green. Starring Nadine Marshall and Idris Elba
In Second Coming, Jackie (Nadine Marshall) is a middle-aged mum with a history of miscarriages whose family life is thrown into turmoil by the prospect of another child. For Jackie, her much-loved 11-year-old son, JJ, (Kai Francis Lewis) is a miracle in his own right. Yet the prospect of another pregnancy raises the spectre both of traumatic maternal loss and of marital estrangement from Mark (Idris Elba), with whom she has not been intimate for some time. Is Jackies silence on the subject of her conception a symptom of denial, deceit, derangement or something altogether more mysterious?