By Joanna COATES


First film - Completed 2014

Four young people flee from London and set up in a polyamorous commune in the country, choosing total isolation as a form of protest against the ills of the world.

& Awards

Gent IFF 2014
Feature Films
Edinburgh 2014
WINNER - Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature
Calgary International Film Festival 2014
Discovery Award Nominee
Mill Valley Film Festival 2014
Valdivia IFF 2014
International Competition
Cork Film Festival 2014
Spirit of the Festival Award
Cucalorus Film Festival 2014
East End Film Festival 2014
Ascension Award Nominee
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • First film, Drama, Erotic
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Joanna COATES
    • Writer(s)
    • Daniel METZ, Joanna COATES
    • Synopsis
    • In an isolated English cottage, four young people from London move in together, seeking to challenge social conventions and their own tolerances by engaging in scheduled partner-swapping.

      As their inhibitions and past traumas fade, they achieve a unique kind of collective happiness but the durability of their new living arrangement is tested by the arrival of an outsider who fails to get in tune with the foursome's radical spirit.

      An inventive and engaging film that uses an elegant, delicate style to gently probe both the protagonists' ideals and our own convictions about love and sex.

      A genuinely radical take on current woes and wishes, Hide And Seek takes the glooms of today and transforms them into a beguiling and provocative modern fable.