It’s been often said that film festivals are so crushed with programming that intriguing smaller films don’t get the chance to shine. While “Second Coming” made its debut last fall at the Toronto International Film Festival, it’s only making its mark now, and this intriguing first teaser should only help on that score.
Nadine Marshall and Idris Elba star in the Debbie Tucker Green directed movie following a woman who has something rather remarkable happen to her: an immaculate conception. She’s pregnant, but the baby isn’t her husband’s, with whom she hasn’t slept in months —nor is it anyone else’s. Here’s the official synopsis:
Set in present day London, Jackie (Nadine Marshall) is pregnant and knows it’s not her husband’s (Idris Elba). She says she hasn’t slept with anybody else, now she doesn’t know if she is losing her mind. Communication, trust and intimacy are at the heart of this warm, fearless family drama as Jackie struggles to explain news of her pregnancy. Over the course of a year the film follows Jackie, husband Mark and their 11 year old son JJ (Kai Francis Lewis) as this ordinary family struggles for answers as accusations start to fly.
“Second Coming” opens in the U.K. on June 5th. There’s currently no U.S. distributor.