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Welshman Craig Roberts has moved from actor to director in the last few years. Since his first feature in 2015 Just Jim, Roberts has moved his focus on to mental health with his latest 

Eternal Beauty - an area of personal significance for Roberts having witnessed this through the eyes of a family member. Eternal Beauty is the story of Jane (Sally Hawkins) who since a 

diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia in her 20s, has had her life measured in breakdowns and institutions. Now living independently she remains upbeat, determined and easily the nicest person in her vile, self-centred family. Stopping her medication opens up a brave new world that includes an attraction to kindred spirit Mike (David Thewlis).

Eternal Beauty is a beautifully tragic feature from Craig Roberts. There are moments that will uplift your soul, but will also break you too. Mental health is an issue that we all deal with at times and Craig Roberts prevails with his insight. The film gives a renewed and inspiring 

perspective on humanity without the audience being addressed in an obvious manner. The painful matter of the piece is how the past has moulded us today but also how we can 

overcome our demons and love ourselves. These moments of clarity are seen through the eyes of Jane and her painful experiences that once led to a world of pills and solitude, but as she finds herself and becomes free of medication her life has more meaning and drive.

Eternal Beauty leaves a lasting impression. Craig Roberts’ reframes the narrative surrounding mental illness by choosing not to shy away from showing both the cruelty in June’s illness and the joy she gets from her life. This complex portrayal makes Eternal Beauty one to watch.” - Hannah Sayer, UK Film Review

  • Year
  • Runtime
    95 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Rating
  • Director
    Craig Roberts
  • Cast
    Sally Hawkins, David Thewlis, Alice Lowe, Billie Piper, Penelope Wilton, Morfydd Clark