WHO’S IN IT?
Rafe Spall (Life of Pi), Kelly Macdonald (Trainspotting), Andrew Scott (Pride), Jessica Hynes (Spaced), Harry Enfield (Kevin & Perry Go Large), Dane Hughes (film debut), Orla Hill (Song for Marion), Teddie-Rose Malleson-Allen (film debut), Bobby McCulloch (film debut), Seren Hawkes (film debut), Hannah Jayne Thorp (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Philippa Lowthorpe (Five Daughters), director; Andrea Gibb (Dear Frankie), writer; Nick Barton (Calendar Girls), Nick O’Hagan (Shadows in the Sun) and Joe Oppenheimer (Red Dust), producers; Ilan Eshkeri (Stardust), composer; Julian Court (The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz), cinematographer; Dave Thrasher (The Waiting Room), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
On a summer holiday with their mother (Macdonald), the Walker children are given permission to make camp on the middle of a secluded island in the middle of a vast lake. Initially overjoyed when they claim the island for their own, they soon find out that they may not be alone, especially when they come across the mysterious Jim Turner (Spall)…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The classic children’s novel by Arthur Ransome is brought to the big screen for families to enjoy before the summer holidays start to come to an end, and it should be a wonderful way to cap off the holiday.