A young film student in the early 80s becomes romantically involved with a complicated and untrustworthy man.
The Past Never Stays in Focus.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for some sexuality, graphic nudity, drug material and language
Did You Know?
wrote the script based on her real-life experiences while attending film school in London in the early 80's. All actors read the script except from Honor Swinton Byrne. Director Joanna Hogg gave her instead her diaries from the early 80's, notes, photographs, old scripts and films she wrote and made at that time. She was told to improvise every scene, while the rest of the cast had scripts but were still told to react to her as well as they could. Hogg also gave Tom Burke old letters, recordings and drawings from the man his character is based on. See more