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Based on the critically acclaimed graphic novel by Joff Winterheart, Days of the Bagnold Summer is a funny yet sweet story about single motherhood and heavy metal, featuring original songs from indie-rock icons Belle & Sebastian.

When plans to visit his father in Florida are abruptly canceled, 15-year-old Metallica superfan Daniel (Earl Cave, brilliant in his big-screen debut) begrudgingly spends the summer at home in the British ‘burbs with his cheery librarian mum, Sue (Monica Dolan, Pride). Over the course of the summer, each is pushed to the limits of their comfort zone, and both follow Sue’s longtime motto to “try something new.” With pitch-perfect performances by Dolan and Cave and set to a superb soundtrack by Belle and Sebastian, Simon Bird’s fabulous feature debut is an utterly delightful take on the coming-of-age comedy, hilariously and tenderly exploring the mother-son relationship with all its idiosyncrasies, heartache and tenderness. 

  • Year
  • Runtime
    86 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Director
    Simon Bird
  • Screenwriter
    Lisa Owens
  • Cast
    Monica Dolan, Earl Cave, Tamsin Greig, Rob Brydon
  • Cinematographer
    Simon Tindall
  • Editor
    Ashley White
  • Music
    Belle and Sebastian