Staring: Kate Beckinsale, Joanna Lumley, Ian McKellen, Rufus Sewell
Production company: Thames Television
Music by: Robert Lockhart
Release: 1 January 1995 (United Kingdom TV), 10 May 1996 (United States
The film is an adaptation of British novelist Stella Gibbons book
by the same title. It tells the traveling story of Flora Poste (Kate
beckinsale). How she looks for inspiration to write her novel.
Moving in with distant and somewhat mysterious relatives (the Starkadders)
Flora sets about bringing the farm and the inhabitants up to date
and open to the joys of life. She confronts and meets with a range
a archetypal characters from a range of classic British novels. Winning
in the end.
Yet you are challenged to see if you can discover the deep dark secret
that the farm holds. Also, you might want to make a decision as to
the future Flora may have as a writer.
All in all, not a bad Saturday afternoon movie to enjoy.
M J Flack