Check out this exclusive first look at the trailer for “Better Things,” the debut feature from up-and-coming UK filmmaker Duane Hopkins, a multi-strand look at life in rural England that made its premiere at Critics’ Week at Cannes 2008. The official synopsis:
“A new voice in British cinema, Duane Hopkins’ feature debut is a lyrical and honest look at intersecting lives, losses and loves in the heart of rural England. Gail’s agoraphobia keeps her inside where she escapes into romance novels. She shares a house with her nan, recently back from the hospital. Gradually, they both try to reach out to each other to break their isolation. Rob plunges further into his addiction as a way of numbing his heartbreak over the death of his girlfriend. In his stupor, he dreams of embracing her again. Mr. and Mrs. Gladwin are going through a shift in their 60-year relationship. Years of resentment and unspoken truths have built a barrier between them that Mrs. Gladwin, in her abiding love, tries to erode in little gestures.”
“Better Things” opens Wednesday, September 23rd, exclusively on IFC Festival Direct.