26 September 2011
“Albatross” is a coming of age story with sting. Featuring prime acting talent like Sebastian Koch (“The Lives of Others”), Julia Ormond (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”), Felicity Jones (“Cemetery Junction”) and Jessica Brown Findlay (TV’s “Misfits”), “Albatross” promises to be a powerful and amusing watch, strong early reviews indicating that this slice of British cinema is a winner.
The picture played at the Edinburgh Film Festival in June 2011, where it was warmly received, and will hit cinemas in the UK and Ireland on the 14th October 2011. “Albatross” is the story of Emelia (Jessica Brown Findlay) a rebellious teen and aspiring novelist. She befriends bookish and reserved Beth (Felicity Jones”), whilst also starting an affair with Beth’s father over their passionate and shared love of literature and writing. The plotline suggests that “Albatross” will be funny yet complex, a film with more on its mind than the usual generic coming of age trials and tribulations. Find out for yourself this October 14th when the feature hits cinemas nationwide. A US release has yet to be announced.