Sulphur and White tells the true story of David Tait (Mark Stanley), famed city trader and mountaineer, whose life was greatly influenced by the trauma he experienced as a child in South Africa. Flashing between past and present, the film pieces together his situation and witnesses his attempts to leave the past behind.
David Tait has had a long, successful and high-profile career, raising millions for the NSPCC, a children’s charity of which he is an ambassador. Now his childhood is the subject of Julian Jarrold’s latest feature, Sulphur and White, an exploration of a child’s sexual abuse and its long-term consequences. We spoke with Tait and Jarrold about the film.
Sulphur and White is out in cinemas now.