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- IFC Films
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- 92 mins
The Cliff House Hotel: Beth Fisher is cramming for her exams in deperation to escape to university, dad Jonathan, once the bright young thing of the literary world, is suffering from writer’s block. Wife Joa runs their hotel but resents it, him and everyone around her as she gave up her ‘promising career as an actress’ for this.
Their world is soon turned upside down when seventeen-year-old aspiring writer Emelia starts a new job at the hotel. Building a friendship with Beth and embarking on a love affair with Jonathan, secrets are revealed and relationships explode as the threads of the story collide and unravel. Can Emelia get rid of the Albatross that hangs around her neck and rewrite herself?
Hugely enjoyable, frequently funny British coming-of-age drama with a sharply written script, a nice sense of location, a superb supporting cast and a star-making turn from Jessica Brown Findlay.
What's it all about?
Sebastian Koch became a familiar face in strong European dramas such as The Lives of Others and Black Book, but turns his hand to lighter material in the comedy Albatross as a married writer attracted to a much younger girl. He spoke to LWLies at...