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This Little Life

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Synopsis

Directed by Sarah Gavron and produced by Stewart Mackinnon, This Little Life is the story of a premature baby's fragile existence, and of a mother's supreme trust and tragic betrayal. Rosemary Kay's screenplay was awarded the BBC's Dennis Potter Screenwriting Award and is an adaptation of her novel Between Two Eternities.

Luke is born prematurely weighing only one pound and four ounces. He is too small to be cradled in his mother's arms but can be held in the palm of her hand. Everything possible is done to keep him alive, but what does her son want? Luke's mother, Sadie, desperately wants him to have a voice and, through her friendship with a young boy, mother and son find a way to talk.

Details

Year
2003
Type of film
Features
Running Time
80 mins
Format
Digi Beta
Director
Sarah Gavron 1st Feature
Producer
David M Thompson, Jeremy Howe, Paul Trijbits
Editor
Bill Diver
Screenwriter
Rosemary Kay
Sound
Giancarlo Dellapina
Music
Dario Marianelli
Principal Cast
Kate Ashfield, David Morrissey, Peter Mullan

Production Company

Common Features
5 Charlotte Square
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XF
UK

T 44 (0)191 261 8808
F 44 (0)191 261 8809

commonfeatures@compuserve.com

Sales
Company

BBC Films
1 Mortimer Street
London W1T 3JA
UK

T 44 (0)20 7765 0251
F 44 (0)20 7765 0278