Summer Is Cancelled
Mark Kermode just reviewed Days Of The Bagnold Summer for the BBC, which is available to watch now, and here’s his review…
Sue (Monica Dolan) works in a library. Daniel (Earl Cave) eats crisps and listens to Metallica. This was the summer Daniel was due to spend with his dad and his dad’s new wife in Florida. But when they cancel his trip at the last minute, Sue and Daniel suddenly face the prospect of six long weeks together. An epic war of wills ensues in the unassuming battleground of their suburban home as they each reckon with private tragedies – and pursue their personal passions. Adapted from the award-winning graphic novel by Joff Winterhart, Days Of The Bagnold Summer is a tender, funny coming-of-age story featuring original songs by the indie band Belle & Sebastian.
Director: Simon Bird
Stars: Earl Cave, Rob Brydon, Elliott Speller Gillatt
Here’s the film’s trailer too