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Surge (N/C 18+)

1h 45m Drama, British, Captioned 2021

Ben Whishaw gives an award-winning performance as a man careering towards a breakdown in Surge. Whishaw previously starred for director Aneil Karia in the short film Beat. The two are now reunited for the story of Joseph, a security guard at Stansted airport crumbling under the strain of his job and the pressures of a dysfunctional family. Whishaw’s raw, full-blown performance as the unravelling Joseph is compelling, and Karia makes ambitious use of sound and imagery to immerse us in the jittery, deeply distressing way Joseph experiences the world around him.

This film has bonus content available.
After the film, scroll down to watch our Q&A with Actor Ben Wishaw and Writer and Director Aneil Karia.

UK Premiere. Thanks to Vertigo Releasing

Content warning: Strong language/swearing, strong physical violence, Blood/gore, suicide/self-harm, mental health issues

Film and bonus content available from 20.30 on Friday 5 March until 20.30 on Monday 8 March. Limited tickets available.


Aneil Karia



Closed Captions [CC]

English captions


United States

Bonus Content

Surge Q&A

With Actor Ben Wishaw and Writer and Director Aneil Karia.

May contain spoilers for the film.

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