Summerland

Summerland

COMING SOON TO CINEMAS28 January 2021
Summerland

BAFTA nominee Gemma Arterton (Their Finest) plays an independent folklore investigator who finds herself responsible for a young evacuee after the London Blitz.

Alice (Arterton) secludes herself in her clifftop study, debunking myths using science to disprove the existence of magic. Consumed by her work, but also profoundly lonely, she is haunted by a love affair from her past. When spirited young Frank (Lucas Bond), an evacuee from the London Blitz, is dumped into her irritable care, his innocence and curiosity awaken Alice’s deeply buried emotions. Bravely embracing life’s miraculous unpredictability, Alice learns that wounds may be healed, second chances do occur, and that, just perhaps - magic really does exist.

2020Rating: PG99 minsUK
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Has the feel of sentimental historical fiction, the kind of decorous novel that's a dime a dozen as Brit TV miniseries material.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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Successfully combines an intelligent feminist fable and a lesbian love story with a slick period tearjerker.

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

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One of those sapfests that flatters our modern attitudes by introducing them to our primitive ancestors.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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A soft-centered pastoral drama that' stretches a suspension of disbelief beyond the breaking point.

The New York Times

The New York Times

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A thumb to suck in troubled times... offers a digit of nostalgia that many viewers will latch onto with something approaching relief.

IndieWire

IndieWire

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A warm drama never afraid of a little magic.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

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Arterton, Mbatha-Raw, and the child actors ... bring such commitment and integrity to their characterizations that one is inclined not just to hang in there but to root for them all.

Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

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A lilting, soft-focus approach is part of its considerable appeal, but there is sharpness here too, where it counts.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Has the feel of sentimental historical fiction, the kind of decorous novel that's a dime a dozen as Brit TV miniseries material.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Successfully combines an intelligent feminist fable and a lesbian love story with a slick period tearjerker.

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

One of those sapfests that flatters our modern attitudes by introducing them to our primitive ancestors.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

A soft-centered pastoral drama that' stretches a suspension of disbelief beyond the breaking point.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A thumb to suck in troubled times... offers a digit of nostalgia that many viewers will latch onto with something approaching relief.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

A warm drama never afraid of a little magic.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

Arterton, Mbatha-Raw, and the child actors ... bring such commitment and integrity to their characterizations that one is inclined not just to hang in there but to root for them all.

Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

press

A lilting, soft-focus approach is part of its considerable appeal, but there is sharpness here too, where it counts.

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