Before You Go (2001)

A family of sisters and their various menfolk have gathered for the funeral of their mother in a village on the East Coast of Northumberland. The usual dignity is in short supply and what unfolds is the blackly humorous and often painful, rediscovery of a mother who none of them ever really respected, or even truly knew. Skeletons come tumbling out of cupboards and fond delusions are shot to pieces as each of the sisters, far from perfect lives, are revealed.

A moral tale of the sins of the fathers (and mothers), with the strange humour that only siblings can display to each other. It becomes apparent that the mother they thought they had left behind still runs through them, like wine through water.
producers:
Eoin O’Callaghan
director(s):
Lewis Gilbert
cast:
Julie Walters, Patricia Hodge, John Hannah, Dermot Crowley, Joanne Whalley, Victoria Hamilton, Raquel Cassidy, Tom Wilkinson
photography:
June / July 2001

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Castletown

3 Bridge Street, Isle of Man

Castletown is the original Capital of Mann, and features many interesting landmarks including a Medieval Castle. Castle Rushen towers over the Market Square to the south-east and the harbour to…

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