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DONKEYS

by Morag McKinnon

synopsis

Sixty-four-year-old Alfie, a curmudgeonly pensioner, hasn’t talked to his daughter and granddaughter in ten years. As his health begins to fail and before embarking on a long-desired trip to Spain with his best friend Brian, he realizes that he needs to make amends with his family. His attempts, some of which reveal sinister family secrets, are at the same time clumsy, touching and unscrupulous.

original title: Donkeys
country: United Kingdom, Denmark
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Morag McKinnon
film run: 78'
screenplay: Colin McLaren
cast: James Cosmo, Brian Pettifer, Martin Compston, Kate Dickie
cinematography by: Lol Crawley
film editing: Colin Monie, Jake Roberts
art director: Mark Leese
costumes designer: Anna Lau
music: Magnus Fiennes
producer: Anna Duffield
production: Sigma Films, Zentropa Entertainments
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