Late September takes place over a 24-hour period, in a beautiful Kent house and garden, and follows the course and aftermath of a birthday celebration organised by a middle-aged woman for ...
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Late September takes place over a 24-hour period, in a beautiful Kent house and garden, and follows the course and aftermath of a birthday celebration organised by a middle-aged woman for her husband to whom she has been married for nearly 40 years. As the day and night progress, old rifts, new relationships and secrets emerge amongst friends, and the underlying tensions in the marriage can no longer be contained.
Friends gather to celebrate Ken's 65th birthday, but the occasion is milestone in many ways. Relationships that are unconventional, precarious or simply over converge as the guests join the party. The only eternal love is a classical myth performed by a puppet.
If you think you know about film and film-making, if you think you know about middle age and middle England, if you have seen all those French films about le couple, Late September will surprise. Its contemplative backdrop a Kentish garden, its themes friendship, love and failure, its dialogue is wholly improvised by a cast whose relationships intertwine on and off screen. This is a film for film societies, and for watching with friends and family. It will leave you wiser than before.
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