DAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMER. Sue (Dolan) works in a library. Daniel (Cave) eats crisps and listens to Metallica. This was the summer Daniel was due to spend with his dad and his dad’s new wife in Florida. But when they cancel his trip at the last minute, Sue and Daniel suddenly face the prospect of six long weeks together. An epic war of wills ensues in the unassuming battleground of their suburban home as they each reckon with private tragedies – and pursue their personal passions. DAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMER is a tender, funny coming-of-age story; an acutely observed portrait of growing pains, friendship and family life.
DAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMER is an adaptation of Joff Winterhart’s graphic novel of the same name published by Jonathan Cape, it is the first graphic novel to be nominated for the Costa Book Award. The BIFA nominated screenplay is by Lisa Owens, author of the novel Not Working (a Foyles ‘book of the year’ which has now been translated into nine languages). Produced by Matthew James Wilkinson of Stigma Films (Amulet, The Score) and co-produced by Isabelle Georgeaux of Pont Neuf Productions (Calibre, Keeping Rosy). Wilkinson and Georgeaux previously collaborated as producer and co-producer respectively on The Call-Up.