Cornwall

Summer in February captures 'breathtaking' Cornwall

Porthcurno
Image caption Several parts of west Cornwall were used during the filming including Porthcurno

The Cornish coastline will once again feature in cinemas across the UK this summer.

Summer in February focuses on the bohemian artists in the Lamorna Group, dominated by the charismatic AJ Munnings, portrayed by Dominic Cooper.

The movie receives its premiere in Penzance next month.

Jonathan Smith, who wrote the original book and the screenplay said the film's outdoor scenes made Cornwall look "breathtaking".

The film tells the true story of love and scandal amongst the Edwardian artists' colony in Cornwall.

It centres on AJ Munnings, a well known equestrian artist of his day, whose work was collected by the Royal family.

The film, set in Cornwall between 1912 and 1914, tells of Mr Munnings' work with the Newlyn School.

The term was used to describe a group of artists based in or near to Newlyn from the 1880s until the early 20th Century.

Mr Smith said: "We actually stayed in a hotel where some of the most dramatic moments of the novel take place.

"In the evening we were there in the pub where the real people had been drinking 100 years before."

The film features Dominic Cooper, Emily Browning and Dan Stevens.

Several parts of west Cornwall were used during the filming including Porthcurno and Lamorna.

Cornwall has featured in several films over the years, the first being the Wreck of the S.S. Paris in 1899.

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