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Two women, Eva and Kat, and the best friend of one of them, Roger. A boat in the canals of London and a question: Is it possible to live love, family, and life in such different ways and yet remain united?
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Credited cast:
Natalia Tena ... Kat
Oona Chaplin ... Eva
Geraldine Chaplin ... Germaine
Trevor White ... Martin
Charlotte Atkinson ... Susana
Lara Rossi Lara Rossi ... Jinx
David Verdaguer ... Roger
Philip Arditti ... Farid
Meghan Treadway ... Christine
Rogers Leona ... Salsa Dancer
Laraine Dix Laraine Dix ... Salsa Dancer
Faith Edwards ... Doctor
Taya De La Cruz ... Shop Owner
Becky Bullman Becky Bullman ... Survey Girl
Peyton Jowers Peyton Jowers ... Pirate girl
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Two women, Eva and Kat, and the best friend of one of them, Roger. A boat in the canals of London and a question: Is it possible to live love, family, and life in such different ways and yet remain united?

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24 November 2017 (Spain) See more »

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Ancora si speranta See more »

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Oona Chaplin (Eva) and Natalia Tena (Kat) have both previously starred in Game of Thrones (2011). See more »

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Interesting film about two women who live on a houseboat on London's canals
12 October 2018 | by Red-125See all my reviews

Anchor and Hope (2017) is an English movie co-written and directed by Carlos Marques-Marcet. The film stars Oona Chaplin as Eva, and Natalia Tena as Kat. They are happily in love. They do, indeed, live in a houseboat.

The situation changes when Kat invites her childhood friend Roger to stay with them in the houseboat for "a few days or weeks." It doesn't take an large leap of imagination to expect that two women together is one matter, but two women and one man together is something very different. That's where the plot takes off.

This picture is billed in the hype as that "sexual orientation isn't really a plot point. Nobody comes out. There are no homophobic characters or issues. It's essentially a romantic comedy/drama that happens to feature a lesbian couple." Don't believe it. It's a lesbian film. What's wrong with that?

I think it's a very good movie, with an interesting plot and great acting by all three lead actors. I recommend it.

We saw this movie at Rochester's Little Theatre as part of Image Out, the excellent Rochester LGBT Film Festival. It will work almost as well on the small screen.

P.S. Look for Geraldine Chaplin in the supporting role of Germaine, Eva's mother. We know that she is, indeed, Oona Chaplin's mother. Great casting!


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