The Winter Guest
- 1h 48min
- 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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