Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director: Joel Hopkins (Last Chance Harvey, Jump Tomorrow)
Cast: Diane Keaton (Annie Hall), Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges), Simon Callow (Four Weddings & A Funeral), Lesley Manville (Secrets & Lies)
HAMPSTEAD is set in Hampstead Village, London, home to the beautiful Heath, a quiet piece of countryside in the middle of the metropolis. Living on the edge of the Heath is American widow Emily Walters (Diane Keaton), who can’t quite focus on the things that need attention in her life, like her lovely old apartment, her finances or even her son.
Everything changes when she meets the eccentric, unkempt Donald (Brendan Gleeson), who has lived harmoniously on the Heath for 17 years in a ramshackle hut. Now his lifestyle is under threat as property developers use heavy-handed tactics in an attempt to evict him. As Emily steps up to defend Donald in the escalating battle, she soon finds that, despite his gruff exterior, there is something gentle and alluring about Donald.
Runtime: 103 mins