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Days of the Bagnold Summer

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An idle summer in the lives of a shy fifteen-year-old heavy metal fan and his librarian mother.
Sue, 52, works in a library. Her schoolboy son Daniel mostly eats crisps and listens to Metallica. This was the summer holidays Daniel was due to spend with his father and his father's pregnant new wife in Florida. When they cancel his trip, Sue and Daniel face six long weeks together...
Over the course of one long summer, an epic war of wills rages in the unassuming battleground of their suburban home as Sue and Daniel reckon with private tragedies – and pursue their personal passions.
Based on Joff Winterhart’s award-winning graphic novel 'Days Of The Bagnold Summer', Based on Joff Winterhart’s award-winning graphic novel, a beautifully observed, universal coming-of-age story capturing all the tension, pathos and affection of family life.


Type of film
Running Time
86 mins
Simon Bird 1st Feature
Matthew James Wilkinson
Isabelle Georgeaux
Executive Producer
James Appleton
Lisa Owens (screenplay), Joff Winterhart (graphic novel)
Soundtrack Score: Belle and Sebastian
Principal Cast
Monica Dolan, Earl Cave, Rob Brydon, Alice Lowe, Tamsin Greig
Film Image Credit
© Rob Baker Ashton


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Last updated 3rd April 2019

Production Company

A Stigma Films production with support of Creative England, BFI NETWORK

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