The Lesson was released via new digital platform Frightfest Presents earlier this week. The film screened as part of last summer’s festival and was hand picked by festival organisers Alan Jones and Paul McEvoy to open the second wave of releases. We at team Thn were very pleased to hear this news as The Lesson was one of our festival favourites.
Writer and director of The Lesson, Ruth Platt, started her career in the industry as an actor. She had roles in Sparkling Cyanide and The Pianist, but stepped away from in front of the camera to get behind it. Prior to The Lesson she created two short films (which you can find out more about here) before making the plunge into features.
The Lesson is a tense and traumatic tale of a young, wayward student and a strung-out teacher whose paths collide in spectacular fashion.