Emily Browning is walking a nicely diverse career path after coming to the fore when starring opposite Jim Carrey in the much underrated Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events and the double bill of Sucker Punch and Sleeping Beauty were great indicators of the varied choices she is making.
We’ve got the first image from her latest film, Summer in February, for you today and Christopher Menaul’s film on a group of artists in the approach of the First World War is due to reveal itself by way of footage screened at this year’s Cannes Film Festival which begins next week. Browning stars with Dan Stevens and Dominic Cooper and Speranza13 Media have just announced they have picked international sales rights for the film.
Time for a synopsis don’t you think?
Set in the years before the First World War, SUMMER IN FEBRUARY focuses on the painter Alfred Munnings (Dominic Cooper), Laura (Hattie Morahan) & Harold Knight (Shaun Dingwall), both renowned artists in their own right. The incendiary anti-modernist Munnings, now one of Britain’s most sought-after artists, becomes the centre of a complex and passionate love triangle, involving the young aspiring painter Florence Carter-Wood (Emily Browning) and Gilbert Evans (Dan Stevens), the land agent in charge of the Lamorna Valley estate. Based on fact – and deeply moving – the story is played out against the timeless beauty of the Cornish coast, in the far West of England.
Here’s the image,