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Shadows in the Sun

Synopsis

Hannah lives alone in a large, remote house on England’s north Norfolk coast, where little has changed in fifty years - the marshes, the sand dunes, the pine forests, the long empty beaches and solitary houses under wide, open skies. She and her late husband bought the house after a life filled with theatre, books and travel. She seems perfectly happy with her poetry, her garden and her much younger friend, Joe, a handsome, mysterious young loner who brings her cannabis to ease the pain of a long illness.

When Hannah’s son, Robert arrives with Kate and Sam, his teenage daughter and ten-year-old son, tensions quickly surface. Robert is troubled by Hannah’s intimacy with Joe and is deeply suspicious of his motives, while Kate finds him extremely attractive. Sam, in between, excitedly exploring the nearby ship wreck and roaming the countryside, learns about jealousy and loss.

Robert endeavors to assert his place over Joe and take control of his mother’s life. But ultimately it is through Joe that he comes to understand the people and things in his life that really matter.

Details

Year
2009
Type of film
Features
Running Time
85 mins
Format
35mm
Director
David Rocksavage
Producer
Ivan MacTaggart, David Rocksavage
Co-Producer
Ivan MacTaggart, David Rocksavage
Editor
Eduardo Perez Vidal
Screenwriter
Margaret Glover, David Rocksavage
Director of Photography
Milton Kam
Production Designer
Will Field
Sound
Keith Tunney
Music
Richard Chester
Principal Cast
Jean Simmons, James Wilby, Jamie Dornan, Ophelia Lovibond, Toby Marlow

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Production Company

Wreck Productions
24 Hanway Street
London W1T 1UH
UK

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