Christopher Menaul's Summer in February is based upon the 1995 novel by Jonathan Smith, which concentrates on a group of artists called the Lamorna Group, who were based in Cornwall during the early 20th century. This bohemian group included Alfred Munnings (played by a very out of place Dominic Cooper), who in 1944 was elected president of the Royal Academy of Art, Laura Knight (a scene stealing Hattie Morahan) and Harold Knight (Shaun Dingwall). In their own private world, these artists and their friends lived by their own rules, finding art in everything they looked at and always working to make sure they get better and better. But that was during the day, when the evening's came, the drinks would be served and everyone would enjoy themselves and their lives.
Now, the shackles of its ‘unfilmable’ tag are broken by an ambitious trio renowned for ‘trial and error’ narratives and philosophical jargon. Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) and The Wachowskis (Matrix Trilogy) present to you nine years later, an elaborate and enriching vision with its structure resembling a ‘futuristic Love Actually’.