How I Live Now

Library / Drama / UK / 101 mins / 2013
Director:
Kevin Macdonald (The Last King Of Scotland, The Eagle)
Writer:
Jeremy Brock (The Last King Of Scotland, The Eagle) Penelope Skinner (Fresh Meat) Tony Grisoni (The Unloved, The Red Riding Trilogy)
Cast:
Saoirse Ronan (Byzantium, Hanna, Atonement)
George MacKay (For Those In Peril, Hunky Dory, The Boys Are Back)
Tom Holland (The Impossible)
Producers:
Charles Steel (Marley, The Last King Of Scotland)
Alasdair Flind
John Battsek (Searching For Sugar Man, The Imposter, One Day In September)
Andrew Ruhemann (Searching For Sugar Man, Project Nim)
Production Credits:
Cowboy Films / Passion Pictures / Film4 / BFI

Daisy (Ronan), a teenage New Yorker, is sent to England one summer to stay with the cousins she has never met. Initially resentful, she soon immerses herself in a dreamy pastoral idyll as she falls madly in love. But this perfect summer is blown apart by the sudden outbreak of a   war that none of them understands. The family is separated and Daisy is forced to embark on a terrifying journey to be reunited with the boy she loves.

About the Director:

Kevin Macdonald's first feature, One Day In September, won an Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2000, then Touching the Void was awarded a BAFTA for Best British Film and the Evening Standard Award for Best British Film. Kevin's first feature-length drama, The Last King Of Scotland, won a  BAFTA for Best British Film and Best Adapted Screenplay. Other feature drama credits include State of Play and The Eagle, while documentary credits include Life In A Day and Marley.