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Darling is an intimate story about a young working-class woman from a broken home struggling with trauma and outbursts of violence in an all-female prison. The protagonist, Joy, attends group therapy but represses her feelings.

As two brothers raised by a single black-british working-class mother, making a film about economic disparities and trauma was deeply personal to us. We wanted to portray the realities of young working-class people accurately and empathetically. Our cast and crew were ethnically diverse and representative. This was an important way for us to live our principles and tell a richer narrative, full of different perspectives.

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