Sebastian Koch, Julia Ormond, Felicity Jones, Peter Vaughan, Harry Treadaway, Thomas Brodie Sangster, Jessica Brown Findlay
Exquisitely nuanced coming of age comedy drama, with strong central performances from two fast rising British actresses.
Niall MacCormick’s well-pitched and beautifully written film about frustrated author Jonathan (Koch) and the incendiary effect on his family of the arrival of the ebullilent Emelia (Brown-Findlay), herself a would-be writer. Emelia first befriends and emancipates the bookish daughter Beth (Jones), alarms her career frustrated mother (Ormond), before bewitching Jonathan himself. The script and the journey of Emelia will inspire any young writer, and a heavy hitting supporting cast make this one of the important British films of the year.
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