Director Jon Sanders continues to explore his improvisational techniques with great delicacy in his new film, Back to the Garden.
It is a year since the death of an inspirational theatre director and teacher, and his widow is struggling to come to terms with her loss. A group of close friends, many of whom are or were actors, come to spend the weekend with her to offer their support and to celebrate his memory in an entertaining and moving performance before they scatter his ashes in the garden.
Back To The Garden is both a meditation on love and loss and an evocation of the joys and sadnesses of later life, exploring these themes with humour and tenderness by the improvising cast.
Certificate: 12A Distributor: Verve Pictures
Dir. Jon Sanders, US, 2013, 95 mins
Cast. Emma Garden, Bob Goody, Anna Mottram