Drama | SCREENING AT TIFF

TIFF WORLD PREMIERE | SPECIAL PRESENTATION

SUN 09 SEP | 13:30 | Winter Garden Theatre | WORLD PREMIERE

MON 10 SEP | 10:45 | Scotiabank 4 | P&I

MON 10 SEP | 13:15 | Scotiabank 4 | PUBLIC

TUE 11 SEP | 11:00 | Scotiabank 13 | P&I

FRI 14 SEP | 18:30 | Scotiabank 1 | PUBLIC

Dr Jean Markham (Anna Paquin) returns to the town she left as a teenager to take over her late father’s medical practice. When a school-yard scuffle lands Charlie (Gregor Selkirk) in her surgery, she invites him to visit the hives in her garden and tell his secrets to the bees, as she once did. The new friendship between the boy and the bee keeper brings his mother Lydia (Holliday Grainger) into Jean’s world.

In the sanctuary of the doctor’s house the two women find themselves drawn to one another in a way that Jean recognises and fears, and Lydia could never have expected. But, in 1950’s small-town Britain, their new secret can’t stay hidden forever.

DIRECTOR
Annabel Jankel (The Irishman, True Blood, Margaret, The Piano)

PRODUCERS
Daisy Allsop and Nick Hill, Annabel Jankel, Nik Bower, Laure Vaysse

WRITERS
Henrietta and Jessica Ashworth
Based on Fiona Shaw’s 2009 novel of the same name

CAST
Anna Paquin (The Piano, True Blood, Margaret), Holliday Grainger (My Cousin Rachel, The Finest Hours, Cinderella)