Tell It To The Bees

Gripped by a failing marriage and the responsibilities of having a young son, Lydia finds solace in her growing bond with the town’s new female doctor.

Year: 2018

Director: Annabel Jankel

Producers: Daisy Allsop, Nick Hill, Annabel Jankel, Nik Bower, Laure Vaysse

Co-Producers: Sean Whelan, Tomas Eskilsson

Executive Producers: Deepak Nayar, Alison Owen, Ben Roberts, Lizzie Francke, Sunny Vohra, Ross McKenzie

Screenwriter: Henrietta Ashworth (adaptation), Jessica Ashworth (adaptation), Fiona Shaw (novel)

Principal Cast: Anna Paquin, Holliday Grainger, Emun Elliot, Lauren Lyle, Kate Dickie

World Premiere: Toronto International Film Festival 2018

UK Premiere: BFI London Film Festival 2018

Creative Scotland investment: £200,000 Production Growth Fund


Synopsis

Gripped by a failing marriage and the responsibilities of having a young son, Lydia (Holliday Grainger) finds solace in her growing bond with the town’s new female doctor Jean (Anna Paquin).

But this is the 1950s in a post-WWII rural Scotland, and the womens’ relationship prompts raised eyebrows in their provincial circles. A romance before its time, Tell It to the Bees is a heart-wrenching portrait of a love against all odds.

Tell It to the Bees received its Scottish Premiere at Glasgow Film Festival 2019 and will feature on the programme at BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival.