Was lucky enough to watch an early screening of this in Sheffield with writer / cameraman / director Rich Heap present for a Q&A after the film. What a thoroughly absorbing film it is! The Q&A host after the film described the landscape as being one of the major characters in the film and she was not wrong. It makes you want to forget holidaying in sunny Spain and stick to the North York moors! The children act superbly, especially Molly, and Mark Addy obviously shines. We took our kids aged 10 and 12 to watch it. It's a very dark tale, but so refreshing for a film to appeal to the family audience without the usual disneyfication. Would completely recommend it.
After their home life is turned upside down three children and the family's donkeys escape across the backbone of Northern England, confronting both the harsh landscapes and what it means to be siblings. A throwback to classic children's adventure films but with a modern aesthetic.
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November 19, 2020 at 08:00 PM