added: Mon, Jan 14th '13
What happens to a working-class family when the head of the household is sentenced to prison for five years? It's an interesting question that gets carefully analyze in "Everyday," the latest drama from prolific English filmmaker Michael Winterbottom, which aired in November on British TV, but will be getting a theatrical run in the UK starting this week.
The family drama, which was actually filmed off and on during the course of five years, stars John Simm (from TVs Life on Mars) as the woeful family man forced to leave his wife (played by Shirley Henderson) and four children after getting locked up. Will their time apart ultimately bring them together? Well, if this newly-surfaced trailer is any indication, their bumpy relationship might end on a good note. Check it out, above.
This potent film from Michael Winterbottom is a story of a family apart and the celebration of the small pleasures of everyday life. (John Simm - Life On Mars, Doctor Who) plays father Ian who is serving time in prison, leaving Karen (Shirley Henderson - Harry Potter, Meek's Cutoff) to bring up their family of four children by herself. The story unfolds in a series of visits: first the family visiting the father in prison, later the father visiting the family at home. With each visit the distance between the children and their father becomes harder to bridge.
directed by Michael Winterbottom
starring John Simm, Shirley Henderson
release date January 18, 2013 (UK)