Summer

Summer Synopsis

As kids, Shaun and Daz are inseperable, skipping school, racing bikes, knocking about down by the lake with Katy, Shaun's first love. Full of life, Shaun runs up against an education system that cannot contain him. He is squeezed and eventually spat out, taking Daz down with him as he self-destructs.

Twenty years later, Daz is in a wheelchair and has eight weeks to live. Shaun is left to reflect on one gilded summer of love, sex and loyalty that marked the end of his innocence. His memories lead him to track down Katy, in a bid for personal redemption.

This is a story of bright lives unfulfilled, of hopes that are snuffed out and then, finally, rekindled.

Credits

Starring:

Robert Carlyle, Steve Evets, Rachael Blake

Director:

Kenny Glenaan

Producers:

Camilla Bray

Screenplay:

Hugh Ellis

Executive Producers:

Rebecca O'Brien, Nigel Thomas

Sales agent:

The Works

Distributor:

Vertigo Films

Credits summary:

UK Film Council, EM Media, Sixteen Films, Mediopolis Film, Cinema Two, Matador Pictures, Regent Capital, Filmstiftung Nordhein-Westfalen, Scottish Screen, Glasgow Film Office, BBC Films, Hewland International

Certificate:

15

Running time:

82 mins 49 secs

Release Dates

In cinemas

5 December 2008

Out on DVD

2 March 2009

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