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Days of the Bagnold Summer

Release date NZ: 10 / 06 / 2021
Release date AUS: 18 / 02 / 2021
M NZ

Offensive language

M AU

Coarse language

DIRECTED BY: Simon Bird

STARRING: Earl Cave, Monica Dolan, Tamsin Greig, Rob Brydon

RUN TIME: 86 Minutes

GENRE: Comedy

The film boasts supporting turns by Rob Brydon and Alice Lowe, but belongs to its two leads. Long-suffering Sue is sympathetically portrayed by Monica Dolan, with Earl Cave's Daniel a suitably lank-haired, pale-skinned picture of adolescent metal-head angst.

"Earl Cave and Monica Dolan are a delight in this charming comedy" - The Guardian

"...thoroughly sweet-natured, charming and unassuming British film" - The Guardian

"...a gently satisfying ending for its young hero and his stressed mum. There are terrifically judged supporting turns from Lowe, Brydon and Greig and lovely lead performances from Dolan and Cave." - The Guardian

“It's a strong directorial debut from Bird...there is a touch of John Hughes about the way he cares so much for the have-nots, capturing moments of desire and hope which are constantly fighting with feelings of inadequacy." - Cineuropa

The Inbetweeners star Simon Bird's directorial debut is a funny, charming and wince-inducingly accurate adaptation of Joff Winterhart's graphic novel, with a soundtrack by Belle & Sebastian.

Days of the Bagnold Summer sweetly draws you into the wobbly relationship between well-intentioned single librarian Sue Bagnold and her black-clad teenage son Daniel, who'd rather listen to Metallica than his mother.

Daniel was meant to spend the summer in Florida visiting his dad, but is now stuck with Mum following the trip's cancellation.

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AU CINEMAS:

Palace James St, Brisbane - From 18 February
Regal, Graceville - From 18 February
The Star, Gold Coast - From 18 12 April
Palace Byron Bay, Byron Bay - From 18 February
Mount Vic Flicks, Mount Victoria - From 18 February
Golden Age, Sydney - From 18 February
Palace Central, Sydney - From 18 February
Palace Chauvel, Sydney - From 18 February
Palace Norton St, Sydney - From 18 February
Gala Twin, Warrawong - From 18 February
Forum 6, Wagga Wagga - From 25 March
Village Albury, Albury - From 18 February
Palace Electric, Canberra - From 18 February
Wangaratta Cinema Centre, Wangaratta - From 18 February
Village Morwell, Morwell - From 18 February
Mansfield Armchair Cinema, Mansfield - From 11 March
Croydon Cinemas, Melbourne - From 18 February
Palace Balwyn, Melbourne - From 18 February
Palace Como, Melbourne - From 18 February
Palace Dendy Brighton, Melbourne - From 18 February
Palace Kino, Melbourne - From 18 February
Palace Pentridge, Melbourne - From 18 February
Sun Theatre, Melbourne - From 18 February
Village Airport West, Melbourne - From 18 February
Village Knox, Melbourne - From 18 February
Village Southland, Melbourne - From 18 February
Village Sunshine, Melbourne - From 18 February
Star Cinema, Eaglehawk - From 18 February
The Pivotonian, Geelong - From 18 February
Victa, Victor Harbor - From 18 February
Palace Nova Eastend, Adelaide - From 18 February
Wallis Mitcham, Adelaide - From 18 February
Statewide Cinema, Moonta - From 04 March
Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs - From 22 February
Community Cinemas Bassendean, Perth - From 24 March
Community Cinemas Burswood, Perth - From 23 March
Community Cinemas Joodalup, Perth - From 18 March
Community Cinemas Murdoch, Perth - From 18 March
Palace Raine Square, Perth - From 18 February
Kookaburra Cinema, Mundaring - From 11 March