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Niall MacCormick's debut feature pitches wild-child Emelia (Jessica Brown Findlay) into the Fischer family, where her influence on daughter (Beth, played by Felicity Jones) and dad (Sebastian Koch) threatens to tip their peaceful, but dysfunctional, life on the south coast into chaos
• Albatross will be released in the UK in October
The Cliff House Hotel: Beth Fisher is cramming for her exams in deperation to escape to university, dad Jonathan, once the bright young thing of the literary world, is suffering from writer’s block. Wife Joa runs their hotel but resents it, him and everyone around her as she gave up her ‘promising career as and actress’ for this.
Their world is soon turned upside down when seventeen-year-old aspiring writer Emelia starts a new job at the hotel. Building a friendship with Beth and embarking on a love affair with Jonathan, secrets are revealed and relationships explode as the threads of the story collide and unravel. Can Emelia get rid of the Albatross that hangs around her neck and rewrite herself?