If you are looking for a family film that is full of adventure this August, look no further than Swallows and Amazons.

Swallows and Amazons

Swallows and Amazons

Swallows and Amazons is a big screen adaptation of the novel of the same name by Arthur Ransome and has been adapted for the big screen by Andrea Gibb.

The movie sees Philippa Lowthorpe in the director's chair as she makes her feature film debut. This may be her debut, but Lowthorpe is no stranger to the director's chair with television series such as Jamaica Inn and Call the Midwife under her belt.

There are still a couple of weeks to go until the film is released and we have the first clip for you to take a look at:

The director has brought together an impressive cast, which is a mix of up and coming new talent and established stars.

Kelly Macdonald, Andrew Scott, Rafe Spall, Jessica Hynes, and Harry Enfield are all on board, while Orla Hill and Dane Hughes are some of the youngsters to watch out for.

Swallows And Amazons follows four children dreaming of escape from the tedium of a summer holiday in the Lake District with their mother. When finally given permission to camp on their own on a remote island in the middle of a vast lake, they are overjoyed. But when they get there they discover they may not be alone...

As a desperate battle for ownership of the island ensues, the real dangers of an adult world on the brink of war encroach on their paradise in the form of a mysterious pair of Russian spies hot on the tail of the enigmatic Jim Turner.

As the sleepy British summer is turned on its head, the children must learn skills of survival, responsibility, and the all-important value of friendship. Steeped in the wonder of a child's imagination and set against the breath-taking backdrop of the Lakes, this is an exhilarating adaptation of a treasured classic.

Swallows and Amazons is released 19th August.


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