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DAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMER

Simon Bird | United Kingdom | 2019 | 86 min.
O.V in English subtitled in Spanish
DAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMER

Simon Bird (Simon Cooper in The Inbetweeners) adapts Joff Winterhart's graphic novel in a debut feature with an original Belle & Sebastian soundtrack. Daniel (Earl Cave, son of Nick Cave), dirty hair, black attire and lethal apathy, in the awkward years of puberty and with death metal as religion, lives with his mother Sue, a shabby librarian with social anxiety addicted to tea and pastel colors. A summer of infinite boredom awaits both of them at home in a random suburb but, as John Hughes taught us, it is in the most seemingly anodyne days when the big changes happen.

Direction: Simon Bird
Script: Lisa Owens
Cinematography: Simon Tindall
Editing: Ashley White
Music: Belle&Sebastian
Sound: Nick Baldock, CAS
Cast: Monica Dolan, Earl Cave, Rob Brydon, Alice Lowe, Tamsin Greig
Production: Matthew James Wilkinson
Production Company: Stigma Films

SIMON BIRD

Born in 1984 in the United Kingdom. He is an actor, comedian, director and producer, who became famous for his role as Will McKenzie in the hit Channel 4 comedy series and winner of a BAFTA The Inbetweeners, which was followed by two blockbuster sequels. As a director, he debuted with the short film Ernestine and Kit (2016), which premiered at South By Southwest, and the feature film Days of the Bagnold Summer (2019), premiered at Locarno. He also has a long career in stand up comedy as a writer and producer. In addition, he is the founder of the television production company Guilty Party Pictures, which has produced content for Channel 4, Sky and the BBC.