A Coming-After Age Story Starring Sheila Hancock as ‘Edie’

Opens in New York City and Los Angeles on September 6

Music Box Films is proud to announce the upcoming feature film Edie, directed by Simon Hunter (Lighthouse, Mutant Chronicles),and starring British actress Sheila Hancock (The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Carry On Cleo). The film will open in NYC and LA on September 6, 2019.

Filmed on location in Sutherland, Scotland, Edietells the story of a recent widow who is about to be forced into a retirement home where she will end the last chapter of her life. While it feels like the beginning of the end, Edie’s biggest regret haunts her as well as pushes her to plan a climbing trip at the age of 83. 

Sheila Hancock’s extensive career spans 50 years in theatre, radio, television, and film. She was nominated for two BAFTA awards (“Bedtime” and “The Russian Bride”) and honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from Women in Film and Television. Hancock has performed in many Shakespeare plays including Romeo And Juliet, A Midsummer’s Night Dream and The Winter’s Tale.

Edie premiered at the 2017 Edinburgh International Film Festival, won the special Jury Award at the Nordic Adventure Film Festival in Copenhagen and the 2018 Berkshire International Film Festival as well as the International Narrative Competition at the 2018 Cleveland International Film Festival. The film was a summer sleeper hit in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and The Netherlands. Other European territories are slated to release beginning in May.

SYNOPSIS:

Edith Moore (Edie) is a bitter, gruff woman in her eighties. In the months following her husband George’s death, Edie’s strained relationship with her daughter Nancy begins to worsen. The question over Edie’s future looms large; while Edie tries hard to convince Nancy she can manage fine by herself, Nancy is making plans for her mother to move to a retirement home. 

Edie feels like it is the beginning of the end. It seems she will die with all the regrets of her past intact and one regret haunts her most of all. When Edie was married, her father planned a climbing trip for them in the Scottish Highlands. Edie yearned to go, but her husband George, a difficult and controlling man, made her stay at home, nearly thirty years later, Edie decides to make the trip herself alone. 

Opens in NYCVillage East Cinema

In LALaemmle Monica Film CenterLaemmle Town Center(Encino), and Laemmle Playhouse(Pasadena)

Edie 2017Director: Simon Hunter| Producer: Mark Stothert | Screenplay: Elizabeth O’Halloran | Editor: Olly Stothert| Director of Photography: August Jakobsson | Music Conductor: Debbie Wiseman |  Cast: Sheila Hancock, Kevin Guthrie, Amy Manson, Paul Brannigan, Wendy Morgan| Run Time: 102 minutes | Rating: NR |Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 widescreen | Cinematographic Process: 4K Ultra HD | Audio: Stereo 2.0 | Country of Production: Scotland | Film Location: Mount Suilven, Scottish Highlands | Language: English 

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