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Hunky Dory


In the summer of 1976, keen drama teacher Vivienne fights sweltering heat and general teenage apathy to put on an end of year music version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. To engage her students, she uses hits of the time, which will be performed by a fresh young cast. What emerges is a funny and tender tale reflecting the high school experience itself in which the kids’ voices add a particular poignancy and beauty to some familiar classic tunes, making the film a nostalgia trip for the older audience members and a fresh introduction to some classic pop to the younger cinema goers.


Director(s): Marc Evans

Producer(s): Jonathan Finn, Dan Lupovitz

Screenwriter(s): Laurence Coriat

Cinematographer: Charlotte Bruus Christensen

Editor(s): Mali Evans

Production Designer: Jacqueline Abrahams

Music: Joby Talbot

Principal Cast: Minnie Driver, Aneurin Barnard, Danielle Branch, Robert Pugh, Haydn Gwynne

Director Bio


Marc Evan’s first success came with MY LITTLE EYE. A psychological thriller followed, the Warner Brothers’ film TRAUMA starring Colin Firth and Mena Suvari then in 2007 Evans’ SNOW CAKE starring Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver and Carrie-Anne Moss opened the Berlin Film Festival before going on to international success.


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