Eternal Beauty is the story of Jane (Sally Hawkins) who since a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia in her 20s, has had her life measured in breakdowns and institutions. Now living independently she remains upbeat, determined and easily the nicest person in her self-centred family.
Mental health is an issue that we all deal with at times and Craig Roberts prevails with his insight. The film gives a renewed and inspiring perspective on humanity without the audience being addressed in an obvious manner.
'Eternal Beauty leaves a lasting impression. Craig Roberts’ reframes the narrative surrounding mental illness by choosing not to shy away from showing both the cruelty in June’s illness and the joy she gets from her life. This complex portrayal makes Eternal Beauty one to watch.' - Hannah Sayer, UK Film Review