Hide and Seek

A feature-length film by Joanna Coates, Hide and Seek follows four young people who flee from London to create a polyamorous commune in the country, choosing total isolation as a form of emotional and intellectual hiding place.

Hide and SeekĀ puts forward the controversial idea of retreat as protest; the characters hope to find a new spiritual and sexual truth.

Meditative and provocative, subtle and explicit, the film uncovers a new way to express feelings of loneliness, kinship, fear and joy.

Hide and Seek premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival, and won the Michael Powell Award for Best British Film 2014.