Pond Life

  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 40min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Bill Buckhurst
  • Cast: Esmé Creed-Miles, Tom Varey, Angus Imrie

Trevor (Varey) is a twentysomething living in a mining village outside Doncaster, who becomes obsessed with finding and catching a giant carp that’s living in a local pond. The slim plot relies on a number of predictable tropes, but as an evocation of tranquil early 90s South Yorkshire it’s assured and delightful.

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Pond Life

22 Apr 20194 stars

Charming slice of South Yorkshire life from director Bill Buckhurst

A wistful throwback to the early 90s, Pond Life plays like a love letter to the childhoods of the pre-digital era. Set in a mining village outside of Doncaster, the film's core characters are introduced through montage in moments of blissful serenity…

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