- Ireland / UK
- 1h 26min
- Directed by: Stephen Brown
- Cast: Rufus Sewell, Bonnie Wright, Ciarán Hinds
- UK release: 23 June 2013
John Banville adapts his own Man Booker Prize-winning novel about a a man returning to the Irish seaside village where he spent his boyhood holidays.
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A journey back in time to a summer of turbulent emotions.
A middle-aged art historian returns to the Irish seaside village where, as a boy, he and his family spent their holidays. His visit triggers a series of memories, some romantic, some disturbing, of a summer that saw the awakening of sexuality and an unexpected tragedy. John Banville adapted his Man Booker Prize-winning novel to provide the script for this haunting and superlatively acted film.
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Reviews & features
The Sea26 Jun 2013
Restrained drama adapted from John Banville’s Booker Prize-winning novel
‘We’re known in Britain for making smaller films... Room with a View with a Staircase and a Pond-type movies. Films with very fine acting, but the drama is very sort of subsued and... subsumed? A word like that...’ So spake Lord Eddie of Izzard back in…
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