QFT Player: Around the Sun
04 August 2020
A love story about not being the centre of the universe, starring Cara Theobold (Downton Abbey) and Gethin Anthony (Game of Thrones). Available to rent on QFT Player.
Bernard (Gethin Anthony), a film location scout, tours a repossessed and crumbling French château. Over the course of an afternoon, he falls for both the place and its owner’s flirtatious representative, Maggie (Cara Theobold), who recounts the story of an influential popular-science book written and set there. But is their present-tense connection for real, or just a projection of the book’s 17th-century characters?
Inspired by Bernard de Fontenelle’s Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds, this intimate romantic drama infuses its love story with science…and science fiction.
★★★★ "This confident feature debut by British-Greek director Oliver Krimpas, elegantly written by Jonathan Kiefer, is unique, its own special, weird thing that leaves a long, pleasant, earthy aftertaste, like vintage calvados." - Leslie Felperin, The Guardian
Dir: Oliver Krimpas | 2019 | UK | 1 hr 18 mins