Soft Sand, Blue Sea (DVD)
Alan Bleasdale's poignant tale of childhood friendship and the desire for freedom in modern Britain.
Starring Brendan Coyle, Laurence Kinlan, Julia Ford and Rosemary Henderson.
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Thirteen-year-old David and ten-year-old Danielle are residents of a childrens home. They are not orphans, but children of disinterested parents who have abandoned them, and are carrying the scars of being unloved and rejected.
Soon after Danielle arrives, a friendship develops between them. The home is run by Sarah (Julia Ford) and Gerry (Brendan Coyle), but despite their best efforts, David and Danielle find life in the home intolerable.
After conflict and sudden tragedy, the pair attempt to escape the home, and run away in a daring adventure in search of a beach they dream of visiting. But will they be allowed their happy ending, or will disaster continue to follow the children wherever they run?
Directed by BAFTA nominee Pip Broughton and written by BAFTA-nominee Stephen Butchard. Produced by Alan Bleasdale, one of Britain's most prolific screenwriters known for acclaimed screenplays such as GBH and Boys from the Blackstuff.
Downton Abbey's Brendan Coyle gives a heartwarming performance as the caring children's home owner Gerry, years before he would go on to play John Bates and be nominated for an Emmy.
Release Date: 4th June 2018
Running Time: 100 mins