x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

The Pick: Everyday

Our film expert, Alex Ritman, selects a must-see movie from the Abu Dhabi Film Festival schedule.

A scene from the film Everyday, which is directed by Michael Winterbottom. Courtesy ADFF
A scene from the film Everyday, which is directed by Michael Winterbottom. Courtesy ADFF

Director: Michael Winterbottom

From one of the most prolific directors around, Everyday is a drama shot in bits over five years (during which time Winterbottom found time to direct numerous other films). Looking at the British prison system or, more specifically, the effect is has on families on the outside, it's the absorbing documentary-like story of a mother and her four young children growing up while their father remains incarcerated, with the film revisiting them as the years move on. Captivating and moving, it's another successful experiment from a filmmaker who refuses to rest on his laurels.

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