Light Years + Q&A
Cert: 12A Year: 2015 Length: 89 mins
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Score: 55.75% Attendance: 105
This is director Esther Campbell's first feature film and she is already getting compared to the likes of Andrea Arnold, Jane Campion and even Terrence Mallick. A very British film in its social realism, she takes us into the poetic with her use of "extraordinary images" - Mick MaCahill, Guardian. Esther will be with us for a Q&A after the film.
The story is that of a family split apart by the mental illness of the mother (played by singer-songwriter Beth Orton, to high praise). The children all react in different ways when the father (Muhammet Uzuner, 'Once Upon a time in Anatolia') lets them down; Rose goes looking for her Mum, Ewan searches his own self for signs of his mother's illness while Ramona waits for a love as beautiful as her parents had.
Campbell has obvious trust in her young cast and her own ability to turn everyday settings into a landscape of verdant mystery and imagination
Trevor Johnston, Radio Times
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