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Sunday 5th February 5:00 PM

Light Years + Q&A 

Director: Esther Campbell Country: UK
Cert: 12A Year: 2015 Length: 89 mins
Light Years + Q&A

Programme Notes

Cinema Handout (PDF 74KB)

Audience Reaction

Score: 55.75% Attendance: 105



  • More details on this film at the Internet Movie Database


This is director Esther Campbell's first feature film and she is already getting compared to the likes of Andrea Arnold, Jane Campion and even Terrence Mallick. A very British film in its social realism, she takes us into the poetic with her use of "extraordinary images" - Mick MaCahill, Guardian. Esther will be with us for a Q&A after the film.

The story is that of a family split apart by the mental illness of the mother (played by singer-songwriter Beth Orton, to high praise). The children all react in different ways when the father (Muhammet Uzuner, 'Once Upon a time in Anatolia') lets them down; Rose goes looking for her Mum, Ewan searches his own self for signs of his mother's illness while Ramona waits for a love as beautiful as her parents had.


open_quote Campbell has obvious trust in her young cast and her own ability to turn everyday settings into a landscape of verdant mystery and imagination close_quote Trevor Johnston, Radio Times



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