Written & Directed by Duane Hopkins
Produced by Samm Haillay & Rachel Robey
Co-Produced by Alastair Clark & Helge Albers
Sales: Celluloid Dreams
A Third Films Production in association with Flying Moon
with Wellington Films and Brocken Spectre, 2008
Liam McIlfatrick
Liam McIlfatrick
Mike Randle and Kurt Taylor
Mike Randle and Kurt Taylor
Gail’s agoraphobia keeps her inside where she escapes into romance novels. She shares a house with her Nan, recently back from the hospital. Gradually, they both try to reach out to each other to break their isolation. Rob plunges further into his addiction as a way of numbing his heartbreak over the death of his girlfriend. In his stupor, he dreams of embracing her again. Mr & Mrs Gladwin are going through a shift in their 60 year relationship. Years of resentment and unspoken truths have built a barrier between them that Mrs Gladwin, in her abiding love, tries to erode in little gestures.

A new voice in British cinema, Duane Hopkins’ multi-narrative feature debut is a lyrical and honest look at intersecting lives, losses and loves in the heart of rural England.
MEDIA New Talent Prize for Script Writing - Cannes Film Festival 2004
FIPRESCI Award for Best Film - Stockholm Film Festival
Best Cinematography - Kiev International Film Festival

Camera d'Or - Cannes Film Festival 2008
Michael Powell Award - Edinburgh International Film Festival
Diesel Discovery Award - Toronto International Film Festival
Finnkino Prize - Helsinki International Film Festival
The Guardian First Film Award 2009

In loving memory of Liam McIlfatrick, 1983 to 2008
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