See-Saw Films has announced the upcoming film Four Days Like Sunday, written, directed by and starring filmmaker and actor Rebecca Hall (Passing).

Four Days Like Sunday is billed as a tender and intimate mother-daughter drama, inspired by Rebecca’s own history. The film is being developed with Film4, who will also executive produce and co-finance, and is being co-produced by Rebecca under her Flat Five Productions banner with Morgan Spector.

In her award-winning and critically acclaimed debut Passing (also backed by Film4), Writer-Director Rebecca Hall deftly “navigated the complexities of identity and societal facade, in an immersive and emotionally resonant film.” Four Days Like Sunday is produced by Joanna Laurie, with Iain Canning and Emile Sherman for See-Saw Films. Executive Producers are Simon Gillis for See-Saw, Ollie Madden and Farhana Bhula for Film4, and Victoria Belfrage.

Set in the mid 1990s, the film follows twelve-year-old Jane as she begins to rebel against her role as proxy-carer for her mother Sylvia (Hall), a recently divorced and ever so slightly fading Broadway diva. During a long weekend break between concert dates, Sylvia hosts Benton, Chris and Rahim, three male dancers from her current tour, at her anachronistically grand country house. She is also expecting the arrival of Dale, her handsome younger boyfriend. As Jane does her best to protect her mother from everything that threatens to disturb her delicate equilibrium, she moves quietly from childhood into something else-wiser, freer, and more alone.

Rebecca Hall said, “When I wrote this film it came from a place of understanding that I couldn’t really do anything else until I made this story. It’s highly personal to me and I hope will express my sensibility, exuberance and ambition as a filmmaker. It is a story filled with comedy, music, emotion, colour and the nuanced and complicated relationship between a mother and child. It speaks to the bubble of reality that every family creates and the people and events that help a child see beyond them. I can’t wait to take it out of my head and onto the screen.”

See-Saw Producers Iain Canning and Emile Sherman said, “We are honoured to be collaborating with Rebecca Hall on this rich and deeply moving story. We were completely mesmerised by Rebecca’s directorial debut ‘Passing’ and we are delighted to now be involved in the next step of her filmmaking career and bring this beautiful story to the screen.”

Producer Joanna Laurie said, “Rebecca takes us into an iconic mother-daughter coming-of-age story that’s funny, poignant and hopeful – a producer’s dream. Four Days Like Sunday is a love letter to the camp and queer culture that gives our young heroine the safe space to triumphantly grow up and out into adulthood.”

Rebecca Hall is represented by Julian Belfrage Associates, WME and attorney Gretchen Rush. Cross City Films and WME Independent are co-repping the film.

pic credit: Catie Laffoon

Jon Creamer

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