Seventeen-year-old Sam, has been on a self-destructive spiral that could lead to his death. He returns home from boarding school to find his wheelchair-bound English grandmother, Ruth has moved in. Ruth is an ex-war photographer with a lust for life and a love of the bottle.
Sam soon finds himself profoundly confronted by her alcoholic wit and chutzpah. Their first meeting is awkward; their second violent. Things get worse when Sam finds himself stranded alone with her and her nurse Sarah for the school holidays.
Both strong-willed characters, a battle of supremacy ensues, enabling Sam to embrace life again and for Ruth to face her mortality.
Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Márton Csókás, George Ferrier, Edith Poor
Director: Matthew J. Saville
★★★★★ "Rampling is of course in formidable form and local newcomer George Ferrier immediately commands our attention with a contained explosive performance" NEWSHUB NZ
★★★★ "Charlotte Rampling shines" STUFF.CO.NZ
★★★★ "Charlotte Rampling is predictably glorious" CANBERRA TIMES
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