“Rich in dreamily suggestive imagery… An intimate, opalescent debut feature from British writer-director Esther May Campbell… Enticingly sensuous, heat-hazed drama.” VARIETY
The Norwich Film Festival are delighted to be screening Light Years as part of the festival line up. This story focuses on one hot summer’s day, Rose (newcomer Zamira Fuller) longs to see her mum (Beth Orton) but nobody will take her. Her father (Muhammet Uzuner), struggling to cope, disappears to work, her sister (Sophie Burton) waits to meet a boy on the local golf course and her brother (James Stuckey) is preoccupied at home communing with spirits online. Taking destiny into her own hands she sets off alone deep into England’s forgotten edge lands to reach her. Rose’s odyssey provokes her disconnected, fractured siblings and parents into a poignant reunion to face their challenges together.
LIGHT YEARS is the debut feature from BAFTA award winning director and photographer Esther May Campbell and features the acting debut of Norfolk born acclaimed singer/songwriter Beth Orton alongside Muhammet Uzuner (ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA) and a cast of young newcomers. LIGHT YEARS is a poetic and startling story of loss, hope and the deepest of human connections. We are excited to welcome producer Andrew McVicar to a partake in Q&A after this film.