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Life in Squares online movie review - "...androgynous..."
Swedish television and film director Simon Kaijser's television miniseries which was written by English author and screenwriter Amanda Coe, is inspired by real events which took place in England in the early 20th century.
It premiered on English television in 2015, was shot on locations in England and is a UK production which was produced by producer Rhonda Smith. It tells the story about a twenty-three-year-old author who was born in Kensington, Middlesex, London in England in the early 1880s.
Distinctly and precisely directed by Swedish filmmaker Simon Kaijser, this quietly paced and somewhat fictional tale which is narrated by and mostly from the main characters' viewpoints, draws a perspicacious portrayal of a twenty-six-year-old sister. While notable for its distinctly atmospheric milieu depictions, cinematography by cinematographer Allan Almond, production design by production designer David Roger and costume design by costume designer Claire Anderson, this dialog-driven and narrative-driven story about English history which was made a century after an English painter named Vanessa Stephen Bell (1879-1961) and a Scottish painter from Rothiemurchus, Aviemore, Scotland named Duncan Grant (1885-1978) arrived in Charleston, Sussex, England (1916), depicts several interrelated studies of character and contains a great and timely score by composer Edmund Butt.
This conversational and cinematographic retelling which is set in England in the early 20th century more than a century after a photograph called "Julia Jackson" (1867) and where poets and painters create a group, is impelled and reinforced by its cogent narrative structure, substantial character development, rhythmic continuity, comment by Leonard: "Our whiff of shot in the cause of freedom." and the reverent acting performances by English actresses Lydia Leonard, Phoebe Fox, Catherine McCormack and Eve Best. An androgynous miniseries.