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Summer in February 2013

  • Christopher Menaul
  • January 17, 2014
  • 101 mins
  • English
  • Drama, Romance
A true tale of love, liberty and scandal amongst the Edwardian artists' colony in Cornwall
The Newlyn School of artists flourished at the beginning of the 20th Century and the film focuses on the wild and bohemian Lamorna Group, which included Alfred Munnings and Laura and Harold Knight. The incendiary anti-Modernist Munnings, now regarded as one of Britain's most sought-after artists, is at the centre of the complex love triangle, involving aspiring artist Florence Carter-Wood and Gilbert Evans, the land agent in charge of the Lamorna Valley estate. True - and deeply moving - the story is played out against the timeless beauty of the Cornish coast, in the approaching shadow of The Great War.


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Even though this movie has a wonderful setting and some wonderful shots of the raw nature around Cornwall, the story just isn't interesting enough to keep you entertained.

The first part is rather messy with introducing the characters, so when the the story really takes off you have the feeling they skipped over a lot (which they don't.) What happens next is still very predictable and the lack of interesting dialog makes the movie pretty boring.

But they made a good choice with Emily Browning. She has a noteworthy performance with her impressive subtle acting. Being able to show so much (realistic) expression changes and emotional depth proofs how good she can be on the screen. It saves the movie from being a complete waste, and makes you realize how underrated she is as an actress.

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