Simon Bird’s directorial debut to premiere in August

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A first clip has been released from Days Of The Bagnold Summer, from director Simon Bird.

Simon Bird may thus far be best known for his comedy roles, notably in the likes of The Inbetweeners. Yet over the last year, he’s been putting together his feature film directorial debut, that’s going by the name Days Of The Bagnold Summer.

The film is a coming of age story, starring Monica Dolan, Earl Cave, Rob Brydon, Tamsin Greig, Alice Lowe and Elliot Speller-Gillott. It’s an adaptation of Joff Winterhart’s graphic novel of the same name, covering themes such as single parenting and heavy metal.

The movie will be getting its premiere at the Locarno Film Festival in August, it’s been confirmed, although we don’t yet have details of when it’ll be released in the UK. We will keep you posted as we hear more.

We do have a synopsis, though, and it reads as follows…

Sue works in a library. Daniel eats crisps and listens to Metallica. This was the summer Daniel was due to spend with his dad and his dad’s new wife in Florida. But when they cancel his trip at the last minute, Sue and Daniel suddenly face the prospect of six long weeks together. An epic war of wills ensues in the unassuming battleground of their suburban home as they each reckon with private tragedies – and pursue their personal passions.

Featuring original songs by the indie band Belle & Sebastian.

And finally, here’s the first clip from the film too…

More as we hear it…


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