How I Live Now

Kevin Macdonald
Saoirse Ronan, George MacKay, Tom Holland
Country: UK Year: 2013 Duration: 101 mins Genre: Action / Drama
An intense, fascinating character study... Macdonald’s unique direction and Ronan’s jittery performance makes the film a worthy watch.

When New York teenager, Daisy (Oscar nominated Saoirse Ronan, The Lovely Bones, Atonement) is sent to stay on a remote farm with her English cousins, she falls for both the idyllic countryside and local boy, Eddie (George MacKay, also seen in this year's BFF film Private Peaceful). It seems like a perfect summer escape, until a reported nuclear attack in London signals the outbreak of World War III and leaves them fighting for their lives.

Daisy, Eddie and his younger siblings Piper (Harley Bird, Pepper Pig) and Isaac (Tom Holland, The Impossible) are forced to fend for themselves against a ruthlessly efficient invading force. When they are separated, Daisy becomes an ill-prepared fugitive on a journey to reunite with the boy she loves and piece her new family back together.

Based on the popular 2004 novel of the same name by Meg Rosoff and brought to the screen by Academy Award winning director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King Of Scotland), this is a riveting portrayal of a girl’s desperate struggle to survive the unimaginable.

Australian Premiere
2013 Toronto International Film Festival
2013 Chicago International Film Festival

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