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Summer in February (2013)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Romance | 17 January 2014 (USA)
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A true tale of love, liberty and scandal amongst the Edwardian artists' colony in Cornwall

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Jane Cussons ...
Birdwatcher
Daphne Neville ...
Birdwatcher
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Dolly
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Laura Knight
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Joey Carter Wood
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Harold Knight
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Colonel Paynter
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Frank
Joshua James ...
Bertie
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Walter (as Oliver Smith)
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Jory
Camille O'Sullivan ...
Gypsy Woman
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The Newlyn School of artists flourished at the beginning of the 20th Century and the film focuses on the wild and bohemian Lamorna Group, which included Alfred Munnings and Laura and Harold Knight. The incendiary anti-Modernist Munnings, now regarded as one of Britain's most sought-after artists, is at the centre of the complex love triangle, involving aspiring artist Florence Carter-Wood and Gilbert Evans, the land agent in charge of the Lamorna Valley estate. True - and deeply moving - the story is played out against the timeless beauty of the Cornish coast, in the approaching shadow of The Great War. Written by Production

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17 January 2014 (USA)  »

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A Arte da Paixão  »

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£5,000,000 (estimated)
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Ophelia Lovibond was originally cast in the lead role. She dropped out and was replaced by Emily Browning. See more »

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At the races the union flag is flying upside down. See more »

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In Perfect Starlight
Music by Benjamin Wallfisch
Lyrics by Joanna Wallfisch
Performed by Simon Wallfisch
Published by Du Vinage Publishing Ltd
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31 October 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was billed as a period romance, but in reality all it really is is a bunch of people roaming about the British seaside in 1913 with some art and poetry thrown in. The story is so weak and predictable and the characters are so bland even the most ardent Romance lover will end up disappointed. As far as the acting goes, Dominic Cooper is just horrible, and Dan Stevens is duller than cardboard, Emily Browning however, is thankfully somewhat better. I know the story here is based on real life events, and so calling it "weak" might not sound very just, but I feel that it is, for even if they were dealing with common themes and stories they could have at least tried to make them more interesting or even engaging, but sadly they don't. The only good part about it is that you get really beautiful views of the English seaside, so, in short, watch this is you really really really want to spend some time on the English seaside.


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