Dir. Marc Isaacs - 48min - 2005 - UK
An exposed Cumbrian village by the sea surrounded by windmills, fields and factories provides a striking setting for this fairy tale of young love and the loss of childhood innocence. Over one year, the film follows the 9 year-old Laura Anne and her 11 year-old cousin, Steven as they move towards the end of their childhoods. The narrative is told in Rhyme by the young female protagonist.
Laura Anne needs to be in love but keeps falling for boys who reject her. Meanwhile, the charismatic and tough Steven, protects Laura Anne from harm whilst attempting to deal with the absence of his father, away serving time in prison. As time passes and the seasons change, feelings and memories from all our childhoods are evoked and we wonder what time will make of Laura Anne and Steven.