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Drama - Completed 2012

Filmed over five years, EVERYDAY is an intimate portrait of the relationship between a married couple while the husband is prison.

& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2012
BFI London FF 2012
Official Competition
Stockholm IFF 2012
Competition Fipresci Jury
Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2012
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 94 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Michael WINTERBOTTOM
    • Writer(s)
    • Michael WINTERBOTTOM
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/65FF-0D0F-AE7D-AC87-F544-A
    • Producer(s)
    • Melissa PARMENTER (Revolution Films), Michael WINTERBOTTOM (Revolution Films)
    • Synopsis
    • EVERYDAY tells the story of four children separated from their father, and a wife separated from her husband.
      The father Ian is in prison. The mother Karen has to bring up a family of four children by herself.
      Filmed over a period of five years, EVERYDAY uses the repetitions and rhythms of everyday life to explore how a family can survive a prolonged period apart. It is, in part, a response to the usual way cinema portrays the passage of time.
      The film unfolds in a series of visits: first the family visiting the father in prison, later the father visiting the family at home. With each visit the distance between the children and their father becomes harder to bridge.
      By avoiding the normal cinema conventions of time passing, EVERYDAY focuses on the small subtle changes as people grow up and grow old whilst being apart.
      It is a story of survival and love, a celebration of the small pleasures of everyday life.