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Hunky Dory

Synopsis
Feature film set in Swansea, South Wales in the hot summer of 1976. Vivienne Mae (Driver) teaches drama at a comprehensive school and rehearses a rock opera version of The Tempest (using the music of David Bowie) with her final year students amid opposition from the more conservative members of staff.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2011
Duration
110 mins

Credits

Director
Marc Evans
Producer
Jon Finn
Cinematographer
Charlotte Bruus Christensen
Screenplay
Laurence Coriat
Music
Joby Talbot
Production Design
Jacqueline Abrahams
Costume
Stewart Meacham
Cast
Robert PughHeadmaster (Prospero)
Aneurin BarnardDavy (Ferdinand)
Minnie DriverVivienne Mae
Owen TealeDavy’s dad

Additional Details

Production type
Operas and Musicals
Plays
Tempest, The
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Rock music; Teen movie; Student productions

Notes

Notes
Released on DVD 2012.
General
The title of the film is taken from David Bowie’s fourth album.
History
The World Premiere was at the 55th London Film Festival, 2011. A Q&A with the creative team (including Minnie Driver) at the NFT posted on YouTube (accessed 3/2012).
Reviews
"Marc Evans’s HUNKY DORY is sentimental, sweet-natured and daft as a brush". Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian (1 March 2012).

Production Company

Name

Big Pond/Big Bad Wolf

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.co.uk

Web
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