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Official Selection
Swallows and Amazons
Australian Premiere

Hoist the sails for an adventure on the high seas – or rather, a serene lake.

Swallows and Amazons joyously does justice to its classic British source with this beautifully shot drama whose nostalgic glow is enhanced by winning performances and a timeless story.

It's the 1930s and Mrs. Walker (Kelly MacDonald, Boardwalk Empire) with her four children in tow is off to the Lake District for a restful holiday. The children dream of escaping the tedium of a summer holiday with their mother and, when finally given permission to camp on their own on an island in the middle of a vast lake, they are overjoyed. However, when they get there, they discover they may not be alone, and the battle for ownership of the island teaches them the skills of survival, the value of friendship and the importance of holding your nerve.

An enchanting new take on the beloved novel by Arthur Ransome, Swallows and Amazons combines a great British cast with stunning locations and a classic story – an exciting and heart-warming adventure that will be a must-see for family audiences.

Director
Philippa Lowthorpe
Cast
Kelly Macdonald, Andrew Scott, Rafe Spall, Jessica Hynes
2016 | 98 min | ADVENTURE / FAMILY
PG
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Absolutely splendid…I’m going again. With gingerbeer and humbugs.
DAILY MAIL UK
Accolades
WINNER
Grand Prize Feature, New York International Children’s Film Festival 2017
WINNER
Youth Jury Award, Seattle International Film Festival 2017
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