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AFFINITY

by Tim Fywell

synopsis

Following the death of her father, Margaret Prior has decided to pursue some 'good work' with the lady criminals of one of London’s most notorious gaols. Surrounded by prisoners, murderers and common thieves, Margaret feels herself drawn to one of the prison's more unlikely inmates – the imprisoned spiritualist Selina Dawes who weaves an enigmatic spell. Is she a fraud, or a prodigy? Sympathetic to the plight of the innocent-seeming Selina, Margaret sees herself dispensing guidance and perhaps friendship on her visits, little expecting to find herself dabbling in a twilight world of séances, shadows, unruly spirits and unseemly passions.

international title: Affinity
original title: Affinity
country: United Kingdom, Romania, Canada
sales agent: DCD Rights
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Tim Fywell
release date: UK 28/12/2008
screenplay: Andrew Davies
cast: Anna Madeley, Zoë Tapper, Anna Massey, Anne Reid
cinematography by: Bernard Couture
film editing: Mary Finlay
art director: Alison Riva
music: Frédéric Weber
producer: Adrian Bate
production: Box Film, Castel Film, Cité-Amérique (CA)