Jon Sanders's (Back to the Garden, Painted Angels) latest film has a unique rhythm all of its own, in this semi-improvised feature where reality and fiction become blurred.
In an attempt to revisit a creative collaboration and revive his marriage, a theatre director brings together a group of performers to spend a week with him and his wife in an isolated, mountainous part of southern France. As the work progresses, fiction and reality become blurred and there is a constant tension between the characters’ emotional lives and the nature of the work - an investigation into the changing nature of love.
The couple are haunted by memories and dreams which, in the end, threaten not only the venture but the marriage itself. All this is underpinned by a sense of melancholy, reflected in the songs and music performed, and in the dramatic and implacably beautiful landscape.
Set in the heart of French Cathar Country, the latest work from Jon Sanders features longtime collaborators Anna Mottram and Bob Goody alongside celebrated German actress and singer, Meret Becker, and the screen debut from playwright, Stephen Lowe.
Running Time: 98
BBFC Advice: PG
Director(s): Jon Sanders
Country of Origin: UK
Year of release: 2017
The screening on Wednesday 19 July at 18:00 will be followed by a live Q&A with Jon Sanders and Anna Mottram.