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Rufus Stone (2012)

Based on social research into the older gay experience in rural south west England and Wales by the Bournemouth University School of Health and Social Care, the story dramatises the old and... See full summary »

Director:

Josh Appignanesi

Writers:

Josh Appignanesi, Kip Jones (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
William Gaunt ... Rufus Stone
Niall Buggy Niall Buggy ... Flip
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lin Blakley Lin Blakley ... Abigail
Janie Booth Janie Booth ... Old Crone
Freyja Faraday Freyja Faraday ... Mother to Young Rufus
Mike Higgins Mike Higgins ... Mr. Carston
Frances Jeater Frances Jeater ... Mrs. Carston
Tom Kane ... Young Flip
Harry Kershaw Harry Kershaw ... Young Rufus
Martha Myers Lowe Martha Myers Lowe ... Young Abigail
Jon Nicholas Jon Nicholas ... Father to Young Rufus
Jon Samuel Jon Samuel ... Rufus' Father
Phillipa Stanton Phillipa Stanton ... Flip's Mother
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Based on social research into the older gay experience in rural south west England and Wales by the Bournemouth University School of Health and Social Care, the story dramatises the old and continued prejudices of village life from three main perspectives. Chiefly it is the story of Rufus, an 'out' older gay man who was exiled from the village as a youth and reluctantly returns from London to sell his dead parents' cottage, where he is forced to confront the faces of his estranged past. Of these, Abigail is the tattle-tale who 'outed' Rufus 50 years ago when he spurned her interest. She has become a lonely deluded lush. Flip, the boy Rufus adored, has also stayed in the village: a life wasted in celibacy (occasionally interrupted by anonymous sexual encounters) and denial (who is) looking after his elderly mother. But Rufus too isn't whole, saddled with an inability to return or forgive. Written by Kip Jones

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lake | homophobia | memory | shame | nudity | See All (12) »

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Short

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 2012 (Italy) See more »

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Parkville Pictures See more »
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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I love it
19 January 2019 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

For the pictural images , for the bitter story, for landscapes and for the universal message. And, sure, for the inspired end. A film about love, memories and reconciliation with the past. Not comfortable but profound useful. A film about choices. And about forbidden love. And about , after decades, a meet, proposing , with the supreme gesture, the peace. For me, just a film who I feel. Because its graceful force gives the perfect portrait of a world far to be different by the rest. Result - a venerable man returning to his youth place. Memories. A dramatic story of love. Succes in the exile. And the old friend, prisoner of past, sacrifice goat , in different way, of the intolerance of community. A film for see time by time. For the admirable manner to give the realistic portrait of the fears of a sort of past.


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