Albatross

Year of Production:
2011
US Distributor:
IFC Films
UK Distributor:
CinemaNX
Status:
Library
Genre:
Drama
Country of Origin:
UK
Language:
English
Running Time:
92 mins
Director:
Niall MacCormick
Cast:
Sebastian Koch, Julia Ormond, Felicity Jones, Jessica Brown Findlay
Producer(s):
Adrian Sturges
Crew:

Writer: Tamzin Rafn

Production Design: Paul Cripps

Costume Design: Charlotte Holdich

Editor: Mark Eckersley

Casting Director: Shaheen Baig

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 and 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.

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Release information

UK Distributor

Cinema NX
Release Date:
14th October 2011

US Distributor

IFC Films
Release Date:
2nd January 2012

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