Director: Michael Winterbottom
Starring: Shirley Henderson, John Simm and Shaun Kirk
Running time: 1h 30m
This potent film from Michael Winterbottom (The Trip, 24 Hour Party People, A Cock and Bull Story) is a story of a family apart and the celebration of the small pleasures of everyday life. (John Simm - Life On Mars, Doctor Who) plays father Ian who is serving time in prison, leaving Karen (Shirley Henderson - Harry Potter, Meek's Cutoff) to bring up their family of four children by herself.
Filmed over a period of five years and shot in rural Norfolk, Everyday uses the repetitions and rhythms of normal life to explore how a family can survive a prolonged period apart. The story unfolds in a series of visits: first the family visiting the father in prison, later the father visiting the family at home. With each visit the distance between the children and their father becomes harder to bridge.
By avoiding the normal cinematic conventions of time passing, Everyday focuses on the small subtle changes as people grow up and grow old whilst being apart.