Michael Winterbottom’s stunning new feature Everyday, starring SHIRLEY HENDERSON, will premiere on Thursday 15th November at 9pm on Channel 4.
Nominated for Best Film at the 2012 BFI London Film Festival, this moving drama tells the story of four children separated from their father, and a wife separated from her husband. The father Ian (played by John Simm) is in prison. The mother Karen (played by SHIRLEY) has to bring up a family of four children by herself.
What makes Everyday extra special is that it was shot over a period of five years, using the repetitions and rhythms of everyday life to explore how a family can survive a prolonged period apart. 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.
By avoiding the normal cinematic conventions of time passing, Everyday focuses on the small, subtle changes as people grow up and grow old while being apart. It’s a story of survival and love: a celebration of the small pleasures of everyday life.
SHIRLEY gives a stunning performance in this heartbreaking and life-affirming film. Make sure you tune in! Here’s a teaser: