The Silent Twins (2022)

Sep 16, 2022 | Biography, Crime, Drama, General Film

Director: Agnieszka Smoczynska

Writer(s): Andrea Seigel (screenplay), Marjorie Wallace (book)

Starring: Letitia Wright, Jodhi May, Michael Smiley, Jack Bandeira, Tamara Lawrance, Treva Etienne, Nadine Marshall, Kinga Preis, Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn, Ewa Rodart, Declan Joyce, Tony Richardson, Ian McQuillan-Grace, Jordan Gallagher, Martin Hugh Henley, Julian R. Booth, Jada La’Rue, Rita Raider, John Hyatt, Kaya Kolodziejczyk, Franciszek Przanowski

Synopsis: Based on the lives of June and Jennifer Gibbons, real-life identical twins who grew up in Wales, part of the only Black family in a small town. The two became known as “the silent twins” because of their refusal to communicate with anyone other than each other. They developed their own language and became catatonic when separated. The story takes place after a spree of vandalism inspired by an American boy they both idolize, when the girls, now teenagers, are sentenced to Broadmoor, an infamous psychiatric hospital, where they face the choice to separate and survive or die together.

Release Date: September 16, 2022 (USA) | Length: 113 min | Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama | MPAA Rating: Rated R for drug use, some sexual content, nudity, language and disturbing material. | Note(s): Filming was suppose to start in April 2020. Tamara Lawrance, Letitia Wright and Cobbie Yates are producers on this project. I wasn’t able to identify Jada La’Rue.