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Late September (2012)




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Late September takes place over a 24-hour period, in a beautiful Kent house and garden, and follows the course and aftermath of a birthday celebration organised by a middle-aged woman for her husband to whom she has been married for nearly 40 years. As the day and night progress, old rifts, new relationships and secrets emerge amongst friends, and the underlying tensions in the marriage can no longer be contained. This age group, the post war generation now approaching old age, has not received so much attention in film and the problems these friends face are specific but universal and recognisable to us all; their lives, their hopes and fears for the future are portrayed with a total lack of sentimentality but also with great warmth, humour and empathy.


Critic Reviews for Late September

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

Much as one wants to root for indie cinema, this just isn't in the same universe as Mike Leigh or Joanna Hogg.

Full Review… | June 12, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

All the dialogue is improvised, which gives the film a raw, honest feeling of actors digging into their shared creations but inevitably engenders a static, theatrical air.

Full Review… | June 17, 2012
Observer (UK)

There is something uncompromising in its pessimism, something that another kind of dramatist or film-maker would have tried to dissolve, or sweeten, or explain away.

Full Review… | June 14, 2012

If the ending is quietly harrowing, it is only because what goes before, so painstakingly put together, gives power to the coming apart of the key characters' lives and dreams.

Full Review… | June 14, 2012
Financial Times

Very much in the Joanna Hogg vein of excruciating bourgeois discord, Jon Sanders's low-budget drama about unhappily married Brits draws plenty of blood.

Full Review… | June 14, 2012
Daily Telegraph (UK)

The composition is occasionally so static that one occasionally fears the screen has frozen.

Full Review… | June 14, 2012
Little White Lies

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