Narrative Feature (UK, 1h 30m)
Writer/director: Alexander Milo Bischof
Producer: Renata Gheller
Cast: Ruth Kearney, Dylan Edwards, Natasha O'Keeffe, Issy Brazier-Jones, Constantin Symsiris, Keith Hill, Pepa Duarte, Christopher Foran, Jonathan Murphy, Molly Gromadzki, Benjamin Chandler
Busan International Film Festival - Official Selection 2020, Flash Forward (World Premiere)
Manchester Film Festival - Official Selection 2021 (UK Premiere)
A couple’s relationship threatens to collapse under the pressures of life.
Tess (Ruth Kearney - Flaked, The Following, Primeval) is an ambitious lawyer with a bright
future. Henry (Dylan Edwards - High-Rise, Wanderlust, Pramface) is a charismatic artist whose
career is in decline. Despite their obvious differences, a chance encounter leads to Tess and
Henry falling for each other. What follows are periods of joy and romance as we are granted
intimate access to the couple’s journey together. Soon the obstacles of life begin to surface
and Tess and Henry are forced to endure a wind of change. Realising that love is about
compromise and commitment, how far are both willing to go in order to save their relationship?
Trouble Will Find Us is an intimate examination of a young couple’s relationship over the course of two years as it gradually deteriorates from inception to the ultimate disintegration. We witness the highs and lows through a constellation of 40+ episodes extracted from the couple’s journey, ranging from the sweet and innocent moments of the early days, right through to the darkness of the later period.
Every shot is static, uninterrupted and uniquely framed - a technique inspired by the works of Joanna Hogg ( Unrelated, Archipelago , in particular) and Ruben Östlund ( Involuntary ). The dialogue is authentic and natural while we observe the couple’s habits, quirks and peculiarities through a voyeuristic lens. Ruth Kearney and Dylan Edwards are the heartbeat of this film, delivering incredibly natural performances with real precision - all building up to an emotional and devastating finale.
The film has a wonderful soundtrack with contributions from bands such as Foxygen, Thee Oh Sees, Late King Daisy, Tocotronic, Later Youth and Sublime Banoffi. The film also features artwork by prominent British artist David Shillinglaw.
The film is a beautiful and sad dissection of a relationship faltering under the pressures of life in a modern society. It's about the responsibilities faced by two young adults in love and on the cusp of turning thirty. But above all, this film is a love story about two people fighting for compatibility within the realms of society's rules and conformities.