Daisy (Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, ATONEMENT, HANNA), a teenager from New York, is sent to the English countryside for the summer to stay with her step-cousins. She soon immerses herself into her new life – made all the more easy when she falls for the sexy, thoughtful Eddie (SUNSHINE ON LEITH’S George MacKay) – until their perfect summer is blown apart by the sudden outbreak of a terrifying nuclear war.
Along with Eddie’s younger siblings, Isaac (Tom Holland, THE IMPOSSIBLE) and Piper, they are left in isolation and forced to fend for themselves. When they are violently separated Daisy must embark on a perilous journey in order to be reunited with the boy she loves.
Eddie is never far from Daisy’s mind, but as her journey to find him becomes more desperate, the idea of what she may or may not find consumes her consciousness and haunts her soul.
This fantastic film is from Oscar winning director Kevin Macdonald, director of “One Day in September”, “The Last King of Scotland” and “Touching the Void” among many others. David Statton of ABC’s “At the Movies” gave it a four-star review. The performances, particularly from Saoirse Ronan, are astonishing in their depth and power.
If you’re looking for a powerful drama to watch this week, this is the one for you.
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