Having a very close relationship with my mother is one of the many reasons why I love the new feature Days of the Bagnold Summer. Both of us are cinephiles, and if you love understated and resonant stories, give this movie a shot. Director Simon Bird talked to Deepest Dream about his debut film!
Based on the graphic novel of the same name, Days of the Bagnold Summer centers on Sue Bagnold (Monica Dolan), a librarian and single mom who is trying her best to bond with her Metallica listening son Daniel (Earl Cave, son of Nick Cave).
When Daniel learns his trip to Florida for some father and son time is cancelled, he becomes even more morose at the thought of spending summer with dear old mom. Propelled by reflective, soothing, and oftentimes ironic music from Belle & Sebastian and two excellent performances from Dolan and Cave, the feature is a total gem.
Audio version of my interview with Bird is up on CinemAddicts:
Days of the Bagnold Summer, co-starring Rob Brydon (The Trip) is now available in virtual cinemas and on digital platforms. Check out my interview with Simon Bird below and reach out if and when you see this wonderful movie!!
For more films that are out this weekend, check out our latest episode of Find Your Film as we review I Care A Lotand a host of other flicks!