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Driving Lessons

Synopsis
Feature film. Ben (Grint), the 17 year-old son of a vicar (Farrell), feels stifled by his devoutly religious mother (Linney). His meeting with Evie (Walters), a retired, unsuccessful actress given to reciting from Shakespeare in her garden, turns his world upside down. In an attempt to escape his mother’s domineering behaviour, the boy leaves to work for Evie, following her to Edinburgh. There, Evie teaches him how to drive and Ben begins to come into his own.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2006
Duration
98 mins

Credits

Director
Jeremy Brock
Producer
Julia Chasman
Cinematographer
David Katznelson
Screenplay
Jeremy Brock
Music
Clive Carroll; John Renbourn
Cast
Julie WaltersEvie Walton
Laura LinneyLaura Marshall
Nicholas FarrellRobert Marshall
Rupert GrintBen Marshall

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Production Company

Name

Rubber Tree Plant

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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