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Day of the Flowers (2012)

Two Scottish sisters, one a left-wing activist, the other a popular party girl, travel to Cuba to scatter their late father's ashes. In losing and trying to reclaim their father's ashes, ... See full summary »

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John Roberts

Writer:

Eirene Houston
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eva Birthistle ... Rosa
Charity Wakefield ... Ailie
Carlos Acosta ... Tomas
Bryan Dick ... Conway
Christopher Simpson ... Ernesto
Manuel de Blas ... Ignatio Palma
Luis Alberto García Luis Alberto García ... Ernesto's Cousin - Camilo
Phyllis Logan ... Brenda
Olivia Poulet ... Lucy
Robert Fitch Robert Fitch ... Bob
Daniel Weyman ... Martin
Lizzie Hopley Lizzie Hopley ... Harriet (as Elizabeth Hopley)
Ken Drury Ken Drury ... Cliff
Tommy Jessop Tommy Jessop ... John
Hannah Donaldson Hannah Donaldson ... Jo
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Two Scottish sisters, one a left-wing activist, the other a popular party girl, travel to Cuba to scatter their late father's ashes. In losing and trying to reclaim their father's ashes, the bickering sisters set off on a journey that them takes them through romance, danger, and the discovery of old family secrets. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK | Cuba

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 2013 (UK) See more »

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$220,991
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1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Hasta Siempre
Written by Carlos Manuel Puebla Concha
Performed by Commandante Group
Published by Editora Musical De Cuba
Administered by Termidor Musikverlag
Master Rights Owner - Repix Music ©2009
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A film set between Glasgow and Cuba. A family with secrets unfolding. Sisters bickering but uniting as chaos takes hold.
17 May 2014 | by gabriceSee all my reviews

I just loved this film. I was intrigued to see Carlos Acosta in an acting role as I had recently seen him as a Royal Opera House Covent Garden principal dancer. I wasn't let down as he was such a natural with a wonderfully understated presence on screen. And when he did dance I wanted to see more. It was a joy to watch! What made the film even better was the script from beginning to end. I believed in the sisters. They were real to me. The setting in Glasgow so familiar in contrast to the action in Cuba. What poverty can reduce people to. A place made attractive by its music and sunshine. This is a gem of a film. I want to watch it again.


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