Ciarán Hinds, Charlotte Rampling, Natascha McElhone, Rufus Sewell, Bonnie Wright, Sinéad Cusack / Fiction / English
A journey back in time to a summer of turbulent emotions.
A middle-aged art historian returns to the Irish seaside village where, as a boy, he and his family spent their holidays. His visit triggers a series of memories, some romantic, some disturbing, of a summer that saw the awakening of sexuality and an unexpected tragedy. John Banville adapted his Man Booker Prize-winning novel to provide the script for this haunting and superlatively acted film.
#1/ Saturday 8 June, 2013 / 16:19 GMTThe best recommendation comes from the author of the book and the screenplay, John Banville. He found the film to be an independent work of art. I can't wait to see it.
#2 / Saturday 22 June, 2013 / 15:49 GMTSaw on twitter that the famous violinist Hilary Hahn plays solo on the soundtrack. Can't *wait* to see/hear this.
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