Pond Life

Year: 2018
Country: UK
Director: Bill Buckhurst
Cast: Tom Varey, Esme Creed-Miles, Angus Imrie, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Abraham Lewis, Sian Brooke, Shaun Dooley, Siobhan Finneran, Julie Hesmondhalgh
Genre: drama
Runtime: 100 min.
Age: 16+

Idyllic ballad about youth

Summertime, 1994. In a quiet mining village just outside Doncaster, a rumour stirs about the legend of a giant carp in the nearby decoy ponds. Trevor takes watch one night at the water's edge. The following night, he decides to lead a brigade of young friends and neighbours on a fishing expedition. In a world of broken families, cassette tapes and rumbling political fever, these friends, each with their own struggles to bear, share a moment of harmony as they witness the carp for themselves that they will never forget.

Awards & Festivals:

Belfast Film Festival – participation