Well, here’s a bit of surprise in a fall festival season that seems full of them. With TIFF announcing their final batch of titles today, Michael Winterbottom‘s long-developing “Everyday” (previously known as “Seven Days“) will head to Toronto to make its world premiere, and now we have our first images from the film.
Taking a page from Richard Linklater, Winterbottom’s film has been shooting for a few weeks over the past five years, and stars John Simm (who worked with the director on “24 Hour Party People” and “Wonderland“) and Shirley Henderson (who featured in those aforementioned films as well as “The Claim” and “A Cock And Bull Story“). Here’s the official synopsis: Everyday tells the story of four children separated from their father, and a wife separated from her husband. The father, Ian (John Simm), is in prison. The mother, Karen, (Shirley Henderson) has to bring up a family of four children by herself. Filmed over a period of five years, Everyday uses the repetitions and rhythms of everyday life to explore how a family can survive a prolonged period apart.
The film will air on U.K. television later this year, though we’d reckon if word is good, it make some kind of stateside theatrical bow. But a distributor will have to come on board first.