2012/Color/97 mins/UK

Category Country Focus: UK: Retrospective - Michael Winterbottom
Director Michael Winterbottom
Producer Andrew Eaton, Melissa Parmenter
Screenplay Laurence Coriat, Michael Winterbottom
Cinematography Sean Bobbit, James Clarke, Annemarie Lean-Vercoe, Simon Tindall, Marcel Zyskind
Editor Mags Arnold, Paul Monaghan
Music Michael Nyman
Set NA
Costume NA
Cast Shirley Henderson, John Simm, Shaun Kirk, Robert Kirk, Katrina Kirk, Stephanie Kirk
Production Company Film Four, Revolution Films
World Sales Bankside Films, London
Festival/Awards Toronto, 2012

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.