Rose longs to see mum, but nobody will take her. Ever. Dad disappears to work. Sister waits for a boy on a damp golf course while their brother communes with spirits online. But Rose ...
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Rose longs to see mum, but nobody will take her. Ever. Dad disappears to work. Sister waits for a boy on a damp golf course while their brother communes with spirits online. But Rose reckons a familys like a constellation - connected up there in the infinite. Stars feel each other, even if they've died millions of years ago, even if theyre light years apart. Taking destiny into her hands, Rose slips out at dawn into Englands forgotten edge lands. Her departure provokes a family to change, to search for Rose and each other, until discovering the truth of their own awesome inheritance.
Beautiful sound and imagery from the start. But slow to get going.. Once the story of old man time, and light, and family progressed I was swept along with it. Complex themes win lots of hooks for the viewer to relate to. Love, imagination, pain, coping mechanisms, childhood, family, the progress of the world and of life. At times it was tense, funny and a bit weird. But over all it was a visual feast. I loved it. And would love to know where it was filmed. The cast were brilliant, not least 8-year-old Rose and her brother and sister who were the undoubted stars. Beth Orton was Whaley believable, but I wanted to know what was wrong with her.
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