The Inuring [James Hughes, UK, 2016]


Emily Haigh as Aleisha in 'The Inuring' (2016)

The powerful start of The Inuring presents itself as a tense drama. We are introduced to two young women who we come to realise, as the drama unfolds, are sisters. The tense opening involves the pair of them embroiled in an argument relating to the past, which has created a rift between them. The script, together with the women’s attire helps distinguish between the elder and younger of the two. It appears the older sister Claudette (played by Sarine Sofair) is deeply upset with her younger sister Aleisha (Emily Haigh) and is desperate to reconnect after several failed attempts.


It is midway through this tense drama that we see the younger sister becoming more power