“Rose reckons a family’s like a constellation – all connected, hanging up there, in the infinite. Stars can feel each other, even if some died millions of years ago. Even if they’re light years apart. Over the course of one long day, as mum wills her children closer, Rose’s fractured family pulls back into its constellation. Aching to reconnect they find themselves facing the true implications of their own devastating, inherited legacy…” (The Match Factory) “There is much talk of dream worlds and celestial travel in “Light Years”, an intimate, opalescent debut feature from British writer-director Esther May Campbell, yet it’s supposedly everyday life that its anguished characters find hardest to grasp. Tracing the brief reunion of an unraveled family over the course of one sun-soaked summer day in the English countryside, Campbell’s enticingly sensuous, heat-hazed drama demonstrates the meticulous command of composition and romantically desolate atmosphere (…).“ (Guy Lodge, Variety)

Around The World in 14 Films 2016, presented by Claudia Michelsen – in attendance of director Esther May Campbell

With the support of the British Council





+++ Berlin Premiere +++



OT: Light Years
Country: Great Britain 2016
Production: Third Films
Cast: Sophie Burton, Zamira Fuller, James Stuckey, Beth Orton, Muhammet Uzuner
Format: DCP / Colour
Length: 90 min.
Language: English OV
Distribution Germany:  /
Festivals: Venice, London, Thessaloniki, Munich etc.