Genre: Time Travel, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Duration: 80 minutes
TIME WILL TELL
An ordinary girl, her extraordinary gift to travel through time, and the traumatic betrayal she must uncover within her own family.
Synopsis - TIME WILL TELL
Rebellious teenager Kim Temple (Louisa Connally-Burnham) has a strange affliction that makes her feel very insecure: stressful situations cause her to lose consciousness. And stress is bound to increase since her criminal father, whom she fears deeply, is about to be released from prison.
Kim’s life takes an unexpected turn when she discovers her sleeping fits enable her to peek into the past. When she witnesses a disturbing moment involving her father, many years ago, she realizes her disease might actually help her. Trying desperately to keep her father locked up, she forces herself into ever more dangerous situations and emotional distress that lead to more revealing ‘sleeping fits’.
Even though she finds a friend to help her, time travel proves to be very perilous for Kim. Her unconscious body in the present is vulnerable to just about any kind of danger. Also, the longer she stays in the past, the weaker she becomes and the harder it is to return to the present. Her health deteriorates to the point where her condition becomes life threatening. But with so much at stake, quitting is not an option.
Time will tell shows us a young woman’s heroic struggle to use her affliction in order to uncover a dark family secret. However, time travel puts a tremendous strain on her physique, to the point where her condition becomes life threatening. Can she reveal the truth before her quest kills her?
The ending has some excellent twists, and the narrative holds together well. Good acting all around - especially by Louisa Connolly-Burnham as Kim (you may have seen her in an episode of Midsomer Murders) and McKell David as Eddie (previously seen in iBoy and Black Mirror). Well written by Sander Offenberg and Michiel Richards, and well recommended.