"Beautifully shot and mostly well executed. Lea and her cast are worth looking out for."
Little White Lies
About the film
A twisted tale of sibling rivalry, sexual awakening and mind games – set over a hot English summer in lush green strawberry fields.
Strawberry Fields follows the exploits of sisters Gillian (Anna Madeley) and Emily (Christine Bottomley) recently bereaved by the death of their mother, and with a long history of a strained and troubled relationship. Both sisters have psychological problems, the results of which provide the key story lines for the film. The cast are all itinerant fruit pickers on the fictional Rymans Farm. Kev, an older Scottish picker (Emun Elliott) who has grandiose but unfulfilled plans for his future and Fabio (Jonathan Bonnici), a headstrong and sexually demanding young Italian picker, provide the material for the underlying sexual tension of the film. At heart the principal storyline follows Gillian's attempts to escape from Emily, frustrated by her own conflicting desire to care for her mentally ill sister.
Producer: Liam Beatty, Lucie Wenigerová
Director: Frances Lea
Writer: Judith Johnson, Frances Lea
Production Company: Spring Pictures