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How About You

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Synopsis

Based on the short story by best-selling novelist, Maeve Binchy, How About You tells the story of Ellie, a young girl left in charge of a residential home over the Christmas period. Whilst most of the residents have left to spend the festive period with their families, four residents, known as ‘the hardcore’ remain. They have all led interesting lives but now in their twilight years they have become impossible to live with – rude and objectionable but often hilariously funny. In fact, their behaviour is so terrible that the home faces closure as potential new residents are put off by their appalling antics. Ellie would appear to be no match for ‘the hard core’ but when she is pushed to the very limits, she decides to take them on. She succeeds in beating them at their own game and manages to show them the error of their ways. As well as changing them, she also realises that ‘the hard core’ have changed her too in quite an unexpected way.

Details

Year
2008
Type of film
Features
Running Time
90 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Anthony Byrne
Producer
Sarah Radclyffe
Co-Producer
Sarah Radclyffe
Editor
Emma E Hickox
Screenwriter
Jean Pasley (short story by Maeve Binchy)
Director of Photography
Des Whelan
Production Designer
Tom McCullagh
Sound
David Smithers
Music
Niall Byrne
Principal Cast
Vanessa Redgrave, Hayley Atwell, Joss Ackland, Imelda Staunton, Brenda Fricker

Genre

Production Company

Ferndale Films
c/o Ardmore Studios
Bray
Co. Wicklow
Ireland

T +353 1 276 9350
F +353 1 276 9557

Sales
Company

Bankside Films
Douglas House
3 Richmond Buildings
London W1D 3HE
UK

T +44 (0)20 7734 3566

http://www.bankside-films.com