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Summer in February (2013)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Romance | 17 January 2014 (USA)
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A true tale of love, liberty and scandal amongst the Edwardian artists' colony in Cornwall

Director:

Christopher Menaul

Writer:

Jonathan Smith
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic Cooper ... AJ Munnings
Dan Stevens ... Gilbert Evans
Jane Cussons Jane Cussons ... Birdwatcher
Daphne Neville Daphne Neville ... Birdwatcher
Mia Austen Mia Austen ... Dolly
Hattie Morahan ... Laura Knight
Max Deacon ... Joey Carter Wood
Shaun Dingwall ... Harold Knight
Michael Maloney ... Colonel Paynter
Emily Browning ... Florence Carter Wood
Tom Ward-Thomas ... Frank
Joshua James Joshua James ... Bertie
Ollie Marsden ... Walter (as Oliver Smith)
Roger Ashton-Griffiths ... Jory
Camille O'Sullivan Camille O'Sullivan ... Gypsy Woman
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Storyline

The Newlyn School of artists flourished at the beginning of the 20th Century and the film focuses on the wild and bohemian Lamorna Group, which included Alfred Munnings and Laura and Harold Knight. The incendiary anti-Modernist Munnings, now regarded as one of Britain's most sought-after artists, is at the centre of the complex love triangle, involving aspiring artist Florence Carter-Wood and Gilbert Evans, the land agent in charge of the Lamorna Valley estate. True - and deeply moving - the story is played out against the timeless beauty of the Cornish coast, in the approaching shadow of The Great War. Written by Production

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Arte da Paixão See more »

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Budget:

£5,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Because of the time period the movie goes into it has been said that Dan Stevens character is very similar to one of his more famous characters Matthew Crawley from Downton Abbey See more »

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At the races the union flag is flying upside down. See more »

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[first lines]
Birdwatcher: Oh, look.
Birdwatcher: Common gulls, do you think?
Birdwatcher: Yes, I would think... I don't know. Maybe.
[then her binoculars happen upon a nude model being painted]
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After the Ball
Composed by Charles Harris (as Charles K. Harris)
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Authenticity under-load

Once I got past the 'machine-knitted' hand-knits and the Mills and Boon score . . . perfectly watchable. Don't expect to be informed about artistic life or how to learn to draw and paint. I have got to say I think Emily Browning was miscast; though delightfully dinky and looking marvellous in her lace blouses and smocks . . she did not convey privileged entitlement or fragile mentality very well, not exactly wooden but leaning towards wet lettuce leaf. I feel a proper Cornish artist boho would be perfectly happy to be in love with two lovely men . . so bit of a plot hole there. The actress that played Laura Knight was perfect. Although location spotting was fun and authentic . . nothing else was. It seemed to lack real Cornishness . . a huge failing for me. Had I been directing I would have gone even more up the cheesy Mills and Boon route with it. Sorry but I was disappoint.


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