The Winter Guest

The Winter Guest
  • 1997
  • UK
  • 1h 48min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Alan Rickman
  • Cast: Emma Thompson, Phyllida Law, Sheila Reid

Rickman's only film as a director stars real-life mother and daughter Law and Thompson, in a script adapted by Macdonald from her own play.

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Kirkcaldy Film Festival - Focus on Fife

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Directed by Alan Rickman

Starring Emma Thompson, Phyllida Law, Sean Biggerstaff

Long before he made Harry Potter's life a misery as Professor Snape,actor Alan Rickman tried his hand at directing a film, using locations in Elie and Pittenweem.

The story, based on a script by Scottish playwright Sharman Macdonald, follows four sets of characters on the same wintry day in Scotland.

Mother-and-daughter actresses Phyllida Law and Emma Thompson's real-life relationship brings extra emotional depth to their performances.

We hope that Sean Biggerstaff – who starred alongside Rickman as Oliver Wood in the Harry Potter films but here made an early screen appearance as a boy playing truant from school – will attend the festival to rekindle his memories about shooting the film in Fife.

Running Time 105 mins

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