Director: Christopher Menaul (Summer In February)
Cast: Jenny Seagrove (Local Hero), John Hannah (Four Weddings & A Funeral), Julian Kostov (Barbarians Rising), Ronan Keating (Goddess)
Based on the true story of Louisa Gould, this captivating drama is set during World War II on the Nazi-occupied island of Jersey. Lou (Jenny Seagrove) takes in an escaped Russian POW (Julian Kostov) and hides him over the war's course. The tension mounts as it becomes clear that Churchill will not risk an assault to recapture the British soil, and the island-community spirit begins to fray under pressures of hunger, occupation and divided loyalty.
Against this backdrop, Lou fights to preserve her family's sense of humanity and to protect the Russian boy as he was her own.
"Jenny Seagrove excels in this true-life tale of a mother who hides a fugitive Russian in the Channel Islands during the second world war" (The Guardian)
★★★★ "A hugely relevant reminder that resistance to injustice is an absolute imperative" (Flick Filosopher)
Runtime: 103 mins