Set in London in 1921, Florence Cathcart (Rebecca Hall), author of the popular book “Seeing Through Ghosts,” has devoted her career to exposing claims of the supernatural as nothing but hoaxes. Haunted by the recent death of her fiancé, she is approached by Robert Mallory (Dominic West) to investigate the recent death of a student at the all-boys boarding school where he teaches. When students at the school report sightings of the young boy’s ghost, she decides to take on the case.
There are some nicely creepy moments, full of intriguing dead ends and plausible accounts. there were some very well done spine tingling moments and scares but then the plot became rather silly and lacking in credibility and the acting was good throughout.
The Awakening’s greatest strength is that it centres on an extremely confident female character, who seems remarkably liberated and independent for the time. Music makes you to be afraid of many facts during the development story, the old graveyard and ruined church used for the story’s setting and the feeling of doomed young love is pretty much a winner whatever way you look at it. Elena is really great!