Film Screening 20th March, 2021

Poster for Summerland


5:00 PM, 20th March, 2021

  • PG
  • 99 mins
  • 2020
  • Jessica Swale
  • Gemma Arterton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Penelope Wilton, Tom Courtenay

** In accordance with ANU COVID-19 safety protocols, all attendees must pre-register before attending screenings. No walk-ins can be permitted under any circumstances, so please register to avoid disappointment. Registration forms will only open two weeks prior to the film's screening date, and will close at 12 PM on the day of the screening. **


Alice (Gemma Arterton) is a reclusive folklore investigator, resigned to a solitary life on the seaside cliffs of Southern England while World War II rages across the channel. From her clifftop study, she works to debunk myths using science to disprove the existence of magic.

When spirited young Frank (Lucas Bond), an evacuee from the London Blitz, is dumped into her irritable care, his innocence and curiosity awaken Alice’s deeply buried emotions. It's not long before she realises that the two of them have more in common in their pasts than she had first assumed.

Bravely embracing life’s miraculous unpredictability, Alice learns that wounds can be healed, second chances do occur, and that perhaps magic really does exist.