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Winter Solstice (2003)

Elfrida Phipps thought she was retiring from her London life to a "geriatric bolthole" in the country. She soon finds herself compassionately tending to her neighbor, Oscar, who has ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Oscar Blundell
... Gloria Blundell
... Elfrida Phibbs
Emilia Streets ... Francesca 'Fran' Blundell (as Emma Streets)
Sophie Schütt ... Carrie Marchmont
Ralf Bauer ... Andreas Mendel
... Hughie McLellan (as Sir Peter Ustinov)
... Sam Howard
... Countess Lucinda Rhives
... Lucy Marchmont
... Didi Marchmont
John Bird ... Barry
... Marcia
... Giles
Alastair Bruce ... Rory Kennedy
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Elfrida Phipps thought she was retiring from her London life to a "geriatric bolthole" in the country. She soon finds herself compassionately tending to her neighbor, Oscar, who has suffered a tragic loss. Together, they agree to depart to Scotland for the holidays, in order to avoid Christmas and the painful memories of what has been lost. They will simply skip Christmas. But Elfrida has a young relative desperate to get her own teenage niece, Lucy, away from ugly family drama in London, and asks to join Elfrida in Scotland. Soon, Christmas of the heart creeps in, and this group of random people find a different kind of Christmas might be the best kind.

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This was Jean Simmons' final television acting role before her death on January 22, 2010 at the age of 80. See more »

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Lucy Marchmont: Why do they always treat me like a kid?
Rory Kennedy: Because you are one.
Lucy Marchmont: Oh, c'mon Rory.
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I found this to be a wonderful movie
26 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

Without having read the book, I just watched Winter Solstice, the movie. I can't help but saying that I found it to be a wonderful, touching and heartwarming movie, with a number of excellent actors and actresses of whom I had never heard before.

The character of Lucy Marchmont, played extraordinarily by young actress Anna Maguire, got to the bottom of my heart. She draws the character of a young teenager troubled by the fact that she does not have an apparent place in life and that she is constantly dumped one way or another by the people she loves, until the moment when only through the innocence of her young age, she manages to get straight to the heart of a mature Oscar Blundell, suffering for the loss of his own young daughter Francesca.

A great movie. Glad I watched it.


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