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In theatres:
  • July 31, 2020
Digital/VOD: August 21, 2020
DVD/Blu-ray: November 17, 2020
Netflix: January 5, 2021
Running time: 1h 39m
Genre: Drama

Alice (Gemma Arterton) is a reclusive writer, resigned to a solitary life on the seaside cliffs of Southern England while World War II rages across the channel. She's writing an academic thesis when one day, she opens her front door to find out she’s been chosen to adopt a young evacuee from London, named Frank (Toby Osmond), whose father is a pilot in the war.

She refuses at first, but soon finds she doesn't have a say. The boy struggles with her initial coldness, but as Alice gets to know the shy boy, she discovers they have things in common in their pasts. She tells him about Summerland, a mythical place where souls go after they die. When the woman who placed Frank at Alice's home shows up with bad news, Alice realizes she's the only one who can help the young boy.

Director: Jessica Swale
Studio: IFC Films
Producer(s): Adrian Sturges, Guy Heeley
Cast: Gemma Arterton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Courtenay, Penelope Wilton
Writer(s): Jessica Swale
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