Country: Great Britain
Run Time: 101 minutes
Born in India, Michael Radford spent most of his childhood abroad which he feels influenced the theme of contrasting cultures that recurs throughout his work. Radford directed a sizable number of major international award-winning documentaries and full length films for British TV before writing and directing ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER PLACE. He also wrote and directed the recently released "1984." ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER PLACE plunges the viewer into the almost palpable landscape of rainy autumn fog on the isolated Black Isle of northeastern Scotland. As WWII nears its end, Italian P.O.W.'s are interned within a poor farming community. Three of them are lodged next door to a dour, insensitive farmer and his much younger wife, Janie (Phyllis Logan). The Scots are hostile to the cultural differences of the Italians but Janie's puritanical upbringing is overcome by her attraction to the friendly warmth of the prisoners, particularly to Luigi's (Giovanni Mauriello) comic exuberance and sexual advances. They become lovers, each a prisoner of environment or circumstance. The onset of spring and the war's end is overshadowed by events that keep the lovers confined to their individual forms of imprisonment. Penetrating attention to detail and Logan's gifted performance create a poignant beauty.
Michael Radford (based on the novel by Jessie Kesson)
Phyllis Logan, Giovanni Mauriello, Paul Young, Gian Luca Favilla, Claudio Rosini