Back to the Garden (2013)
1h 35min · Drama · 22 September 2013
It is a year since the death of an inspirational theatre director and teacher, and his widow is struggling to come to terms with her loss. A group of close friends, many of whom are or were actors, come to spend the weekend with her to offer their support and to celebrate his memory in an entertaining and moving performance before they scatter his ashes in the garden. The events of the day trigger different responses from all of them and bring to the fore their dreams, disappointments and unfulfilled relationships; in coming together they attempt to find consolation and some kind of resolution to the complications of their own lives. The film is both a meditation on love and loss and an evocation of the joys and sadnesses of later life.
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Director(s): Jon SandersCast: Emma Garden, Bob Goody, Anna Mottram