Janette Day and Pippa Cross of CrossDay Productions and Jeremy Cowdrey of Apart Films confirmed today that Camela Galano’s new sales outfit, Speranza13 Media, has acquired international sales rights to the CrossDay Productions and Apart Films-produced Summer in February. Galano will commence sales of the hotly anticipated love story directed by Christopher Menaul (Prime Suspect), starring Dominic Cooper (The Devil’s Double), Emily Browning (Sucker Punch, Sleeping Beauty) and Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival where a ‘first look’ will be screened to buyers.
Currently in post-production, Summer in February is based on Jonathan Smith’s novel about a tragically doomed love triangle amongst a bohemian colony of artists in Cornwall. Set in the years before the First World War, Summer in February focuses on the painter Alfred Munnings (Dominic Cooper), Laura (Hattie Morahan) & Harold Knight (Shaun Dingwall), both renowned artists in their own right. The incendiary anti-modernist Munnings, now one of Britain’s most sought-after artists, becomes the centre of a complex and passionate love triangle, involving the young aspiring painter Florence Carter-Wood (Emily Browning) and Gilbert Evans (Dan Stevens), the land agent in charge of the Lamorna Valley estate. Based on fact – and deeply moving – the story is played out against the timeless beauty of the Cornish coast, in the far West of England.
On making the announcement producers Janette Day, Pippa Cross and Jeremy Cowdrey commented “It goes without saying that we and the whole filmmaking team behind Summer in February are incredibly passionate about it. We are thrilled with the amazing cast and especially our very hot trio of stars Dominic Cooper, Emily Browning and Dan Stevens. We cannot wait to show this first look to buyers in Cannes.”
Galano added “I have no doubt, with its hugely talented director and actors, this film will appeal to lovers of the original source novel across the world and those coming to the material for the first time. I am hugely excited to be a part of this.”