Winner of the World Cinema Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film festival, this delightful debut film follows resourcefully smart 12-year old Georgie, (Lola Campbell) who is left all alone after her mother unexpectedly dies. At first, along with her best friend Ali, she successfully tricks those around her into believing that all is fine at home. That is, until someone named Jason (Harris Dickinson) appears out of nowhere claiming to be her father. Infusing what could have been a gloomy story with an unexpectedly sunny and sometimes semi-magical tone, Charlotte Regan masterfully navigates a fresh take on a coming of age, father-daughter relationship story with poignancy, humour, and tenderness.
“The film is seeped in the sort of timelessness that has enabled Brits’ long-lasting love affair with television period dramas… Regan doesn’t judge her characters so much as introduce us and let them endear themselves. Campbell and Dickinson duly oblige. Indie Wire, Adam Solomons
English/UK One hour and 24 minutes April 17, 2024 4:00 and 7:00