"A family reunion brings together people who have either not seen each other in years or never at all, with interesting consequences. It's a bit of a feel good drama by the end, but the characters are so well written that all is forgiven."
“The family of our protagonist is invited to a reunion of his extended family in London. He hasn't seen most of the family or doesn't remember seeing them, his branch being the "black sheep" of the group. As the reunion progresses, he comes meets a diverse group of family members and hears their stories, including some from his own past. The stories aren't about buried dirt or scandals in the family but the they are fascinating nevertheless. The writer and director Stephen Poliakoff has a great gift for creating these absorbing stories out of everyday people and events.
The director's theatre background clearly helps him in focusing on how the story is told than on how it looks. The camera is almost always focused on the characters, capturing their expressions and emotions. The dr” read more