Happy Christmas (2011)

A stark, lyrical portrayal of a family at Christmas, orchestrated by the ebb and flow of clinging and abandonment. Happy Christmas is an interwoven seaside hymn to gift wrapped promises and... See full synopsis »

Director:

Mark Jenkin

Writer:

Mark Jenkin (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helen Tiplady Helen Tiplady ... The Stranger
Callum Mitchell Callum Mitchell ... Carl
Mike Stuckey Mike Stuckey ... Bob
Cynthia Jenkin Cynthia Jenkin ... Maggie
Colin Holt ... Andy
Amanda Rawling Amanda Rawling ... Hana
Simon Harvey Simon Harvey ... David
Jenny Beare Jenny Beare ... Penny
Steve Tanner Steve Tanner ... Graham
Mae Voogd Mae Voogd ... Sophie
Jago Burton Jago Burton ... Taylor
Ruan Crooks Ruan Crooks ... Andy & Hana's Child
Zelah May Crooks Zelah May Crooks ... Andy & Hana's Child
Shelley Claxton Shelley Claxton ... Andy & Hana's Friend
Luke New Luke New ... Andy & Hana's Friend
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A stark, lyrical portrayal of a family at Christmas, orchestrated by the ebb and flow of clinging and abandonment. Happy Christmas is an interwoven seaside hymn to gift wrapped promises and unwanted presence.

It's Christmas Eve in West Cornwall and Maggie is hoping to gather her disparate family under one roof for the first time in several years. Her youngest child, Carl, reluctantly leaves his life in the city and journeys back to the seaside town he once called home, daunted by the prospect of revisiting a troubled past. Meanwhile, Carl's brother Andy, dressed as Father Christmas, sets off on foot to confront his ex-wife Hana, and deliver a bin-bag full of presents to his estranged children. Their sister, Penny, nervously awaits the arrival of her teenage daughter Sophie, whos being driven home from college by her dad, Pennys first love, Graham.

The streets are filled with carol singers and last-minute shoppers as Carl departs his train. A chance meeting with a stranger in the ...

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 2011 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Hayle, Cornwall, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Awen Productions CIC See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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