FILM: Summer In February (15)

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Adapted from Jonathan Smith’s novel of the same name, Summer In February chronicles a self-destructive love triangle in an artists’ colony in the picturesque Cornwall estate of Lamorna.

Joey Carter-Wood (Max Deacon) invites his emotionally fragile sister Florence (Emily Browning) to join him on the coast, where she is welcomed with open arms into a vibrant community headed by equine painter AJ Munnings (Dominic Cooper), impressionist painter Laura Knight (Hattie Morahan) and her husband Harold (Shaun Dingwall).

Florence falls under the spell of Captain Gilbert Evans (Dan Stevens), handsome veteran of the Boer War, and he prepares to go down on bended knee to ask for her hand in marriage.

Even Florence and Joey’s demanding father (Nicholas Farrell) is impressed by Gilbert so it is a match made in heaven. Unexpectedly, AJ sweeps Florence off her feet and makes her his wife.

Emotions churn as the First World War looms large and poor Florence is torn between the two men in this sombre historical drama directed by Christopher Menual.

Released: June 14 (UK & Ireland, selected cinemas), 100mins