Wednesday, October 7, 2009

From Time to Time

Directed and adapted by Julian Fellowes, From Time to Time brings Lucy M Boston's Green Knowe stories to the big screen. It premieres in the UK this month at the BFI London Film Festival.

Alex Etel ( Millions and The Water Horse) stars as thirteen-year-old Tolly who is sent to spend Christmas with his grandmother at Green Knowe, far from wartime London, an old house which has been the subject of many mysteries over its long history. Initially, Tolly uncovers a number of these stories from talking to the long-serving staff, but is shocked when ghostly apparitions start visiting him, seemingly in order to help him piece together a number of clues that might, once and for all, solve the riddle of the missing jewels and the cause of the tragic fire that destoyed part of the house over a century before.

Invisible in the past, he begins to unravel the mystery which has bewildered his family for two centuries. But the solution of the puzzle leads him into his greatest adventure yet…

Also starring are 17 year old Eliza Bennett (Nanny McPhee, Inkheart) as Susan, and in his first big screen performance, Kwayedza Kureya, one of the finalists in the BBC's I'd Do Anything search for boys to star in the West End production of Oliver!

From Time To Time was shot on location in and around London, and also at the imposing Athelhampton House in Dorset where the original Sleuth was filmed.

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