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Back to the Garden

Back to the Garden
  • 2013
  • UK
  • 70 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jon Sanders
  • Cast: Emma Garden, Bob Goody, Anna Mottram
  • UK release: 14 March 2014

Improvised ensemble piece about ageing theatre folk assessing their lives in the aftermath of their shared mentor's death. Uncertain acting, drawn-out conversations, muddy cinematography and a lack of attention to story, pacing or character development make for a dull, indulgent vanity project which feels like watching a very long drama workshop.

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Back to the Garden

10 Mar 20142 stars

Dull improvised ensemble piece

Anyone with a glancing knowledge of the film industry is aware that in any given year, scores of fine films fail to make it into cinemas, because it's judged that they don't have commercial potential. This happens, particularly in time of recession, not…

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