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Summer in February (2013)

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A true tale of love, liberty and scandal amongst the Edwardian artists' colony in Cornwall

Director:

Christopher Menaul

Writer:

Jonathan Smith
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic Cooper ... AJ Munnings
Dan Stevens ... Gilbert Evans
Jane Cussons Jane Cussons ... Birdwatcher
Daphne Neville Daphne Neville ... Birdwatcher
Mia Austen ... Dolly
Hattie Morahan ... Laura Knight
Max Deacon ... Joey Carter Wood
Shaun Dingwall ... Harold Knight
Michael Maloney ... Colonel Paynter
Emily Browning ... Florence Carter Wood
Tom Ward-Thomas ... Frank
Joshua James Joshua James ... Bertie
Ollie Marsden ... Walter (as Oliver Smith)
Roger Ashton-Griffiths ... Jory
Camille O'Sullivan Camille O'Sullivan ... Gypsy Woman
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Storyline

The Newlyn School of artists flourished at the beginning of the 20th Century and the film focuses on the wild and bohemian Lamorna Group, which included Alfred Munnings and Laura and Harold Knight. The incendiary anti-Modernist Munnings, now regarded as one of Britain's most sought-after artists, is at the centre of the complex love triangle, involving aspiring artist Florence Carter-Wood and Gilbert Evans, the land agent in charge of the Lamorna Valley estate. True - and deeply moving - the story is played out against the timeless beauty of the Cornish coast, in the approaching shadow of The Great War. Written by Production

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Arte da Paixão See more »

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Budget:

£5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ophelia Lovibond was originally cast in the lead role. She dropped out and was replaced by Emily Browning. See more »

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At the races the union flag is flying upside down. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Birdwatcher: Oh, look.
Birdwatcher: Common gulls, do you think?
Birdwatcher: Yes, I would think... I don't know. Maybe.
[then her binoculars happen upon a nude model being painted]
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In Perfect Starlight
Music by Benjamin Wallfisch
Lyrics by Joanna Wallfisch
Performed by Simon Wallfisch
Published by Du Vinage Publishing Ltd
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Excellent film. Beautifully acted and shot.
18 June 2013 | by Jimmy-wSee all my reviews

I thought this film was fantastic. It was beautiful to watch and seriously tore at the heart strings. I'm not particularly into art or horses but I loved it and I imagine if you are into art or horses, you'll be bowled over. Where I wasn't particularly keen on Dominic Cooper before, in this he had me completely invested. I think the star of the film however has to be Hattie Morahan. She had so much life in her portrayal of Laura Knight and she had me completely captivated from the beginning. Dan Stevens and Emily Browning were also good and there was a fascinating chemistry sparking off between all three leads. There's something for everyone here. Takes a bit of warming up from the beginning but I came out of the cinema buzzing. Go see.


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