Official Selection - Out of Competition

The end we start from

Mahalia Belo
Festival Pops Female Director Crime & Thriller 2022 102 min United Kingdom
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An apocalyptic thriller about motherhood in the era of climate change.

When an environmental crisis submerges London in flood waters, a young family is torn apart in thechaos. As a woman and her newborn try to find their way home, the profound novelty of motherhood is brought into sharp focus in this intimate and poetic portrayal of family survival.

This vivid and deeply moving feature debut from Mahalia Belo about motherhood in the era of climatechange offers a unique take on the survival film genre, with Jodie Comer delivering a stellarperformance as the unnamed protagonist.


  • Jodie Comer
  • Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Joel Fry


  • Alice Birch
  • based on the novel The End We Start From by Megan Hunter


  • Suzie Lavelle


  • Lori Dovi
  • Jens Rosenlund Petersen
  • Ronnie Mukwaya


  • Anna Meredith


  • Anton
  • C2 Motion Picture
  • Hera Pictures
  • SunnyMarch


Saturday 09 March 2024 18:15
Lieux : Cinémathèque
Audio : English
Subtitles :
Screening : Public Screening


Mahalia Belo

Mahalia Belo
Mahalia Belo

Mahalia Belo is an English film and television director who studied filmmaking at the National
Film and Television School. Her graduation film Volume (2012) screened at the Sundance and BFI
London film festivals, and won a BIFA award in the Best British Short Film category. She received
acclaim for directing two serial dramas for the BBC, The Long Song (2018) and Requiem (2018), as
well as a BAFTA for her BBC film Ellen (2016). The End We Start From is her debut feature film.


  • The End We Start From 2023
  • The Long Song (TV series) 2018
  • Requiem (TV series) 2018
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