Somerset, 1958. Eva enters adulthood with good humor, keeping house for her absent-minded father, letting her younger sister Janie in on the secrets of growing up, working at a furniture factory, and dreaming of Joseph Lees, her second cousin who's off in Africa and Italy as a geologist, but has lost a leg in an accident. She's also considering the advances of a local farmer, Harry Flite, ebullient and head over heels for Eva. She agrees to live with him and seems happy, then at a family wedding, Joseph appears, she asks him to dance, and her fantasy begins to clash with Harry's obsession.Written by
Although set in the English county of Somerset, this was actually made on the Isle of Man. See more »
Alright, Okay, You Win
Written by Sid Wyche, Mayme Watts
Arranged by Dyfan Jones
Performed by Siân James & The Manx Jazz Aces See more »
A excellent film if you can buy into it and overcome the tedium.
"Dreaming of Jospeh Lees", a good, earnest and artful shoot, tells of the coming of age of a rural English girl and her conflict over a tentative romance with a close friend while yearning for a less available kissin' cousin for whom she's carried a torch since childhood. Over all a good film, this story lacks substance, spends its time poorly, toys with the audience in a fraudulent attempt to whet interest in the absence of a solid story, and is too far out of the mainstream to be popular. Nonetheless, for those patient few who can buy into the characters, "Dreaming..." will be a very satisfying watch.
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