Alice is a reclusive writer, resigned to a solitary life on the seaside cliffs of Southern England while World War II rages across the channel. When she opens her front door one day to find she's to adopt a young London evacuee named Frank, she's resistant. It's not long, however, before the two realize they have more in common in their pasts than Alice had assumed. Gemma Arterton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Tom Courtenay star in this intensely emotional story of love's endurance in trying times.
Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: In Summerland, the living is a little too easy to raise dramatic stakes -- but Gemma Arterton's performance adds some much-needed extra heat.
Moving, relatable WWII drama about grief and lost love.
Cast & Crew
- IFC Films
- © 2019 Flying Castles Ltd / The British Film Institute
- English (United Kingdom) (Audio Description, Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
English (United States)
- Audio descriptions (AD) refer to a narration track describing what is happening on screen, to provide context for those who are blind or have low vision.