Sean Bobbit, James Clarke, Annemarie Lean-Vercoe, Simon Tindall, Marcel Zyskind
Mags Arnold, Paul Monaghan
Shirley Henderson, John Simm, Shaun Kirk, Robert Kirk, Katrina Kirk, Stephanie Kirk
Film Four, Revolution Films
Bankside Films, London
Shot over the course of five years, this documentary-style feature from prolific English filmmaker Michael Winterbottom offers a masterful meditation on the daily travails of a family living apart from their imprisoned patriarch. The film stars John Simm as a man named Ian who is imprisoned for drug smuggling and charts his relationship with his wife Karen, played by Shirley Henderson.
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Michael Winterbottom was born in Blackburn in 1961. He made his directorial debut in 1988 with the Ingmar Bergman documentary's "The Magic Lantern" and "The Director", winner of Best Documentary at the Valladolid Film Festival. His television credits include the BAFTA award winning series "Cracker" and "Family". He made his feature film directorial debut with "Butterfly Kiss" in 1995 and since then has went on to make over 30 films. Michael Winterbottom has been at Cannes "Welcome to Sarajevo", "Wonderland" and "24 Hour Party People" competing for Palme d'Or over the years.
Butterfly Kiss (1995), Jude (1995), Welcome to Sarajevo (1997), Wonderland (1999), 24 Hour Party People (2002), 9 Songs (2004), A Cock and Bull Story (2005), The Road to Guantanamo (2006), Everyday (2012)