"A truthful and sometimes moving slice of life... elevated by vivid lead performances". LA Times


The Little Cinema

Fri 30 July 4:30pm
Sat 31 July 8:00pm

The Inbetweeners star Simon Bird's directorial debut is a funny, charming and wince-inducingly accurate adaptation of Joff Winterhart's graphic novel, with a soundtrack by Belle & Sebastian. Days of the Bagnold Summer (2019) sweetly draws you into the wobbly relationship between well-intentioned single librarian Sue Bagnold and her black-clad teenage son Daniel, who'd rather listen to Metallica than his mother. Daniel was meant to spend the summer in Florida visiting his dad, but is now stuck with Mum following the trip's cancellation. The film boasts supporting turns by Rob Brydon and Alice Lowe, but belongs to its two leads. Long-suffering Sue is sympathetically portrayed by Monica Dolan, with Earl Cave's Daniel a suitably lank-haired, pale-skinned picture of adolescent metal-head angst.

Simon Bird

Monica Dolan

Earl Cave
Rob Brydon
Alice Lowe
Tamsin Greig
Nathanael Saleh
Grace Hogg-Robinson


Release Date 10 June 2021
Classification M Offensive language
Running Time 86m
Countries of Origin UK
Original Languages English