WHO’S IN IT?
Alex Lawther (The Imitation Game), Pauline Etienne (Private Lessons), Jonah Hauer-King (A Dog’s Way Home), Denis Ménochet (Inglourious Basterds), Joshua McGuire (About Time), Giles Malcolm (film debut), Nicholas Agnew (The Lost City of Z), Nicholas Rowe (Young Sherlock Holmes), David Gordon-Dixon (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Toby MacDonald (film debut), director; Luke Ponte (film debut) and Freddy Syborn (Damascene), writers; Luke Morris (All Tomorrow’s Parties), producer; Andrew Hewitt (Submarine), composer; Nanu Segal (An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn), cinematographer; Sam Sneade (Sexy Beast) and Mark Trend (Another Mother’s Son), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
At an English all-boys boarding school, awkward but imaginative student Amberson (Lawther) is recruited to help the school’s handsome but dim-witted sporting hero Winchester (Hauer-King) win over Agnes (Etienne), the daughter of the school’s new French teacher (Ménochet), through a series of communications that Amberson writes but Winchester gets credit for. As he goes along with the scheme, Amberson starts to fall for Agnes himself…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
A more modern take on the classic story of Cyrano de Bergerac, this witty and quirky schoolboy comedy wins hearts as well as big laughs with the help of rising star Alex Lawther.