Pond Life (Guest Speaker)

January 21

Entrancing 1990s coming of age drama adapted by Richard Cameron from his own play, follows a group of young people (Trevor (Tom Varey), Pogo (Esme Creed-Miles) and Malcolm (Angus Imrie) over one summer as a legendary carp focuses their attention in a South Yorkshire mining village. Riveting realism & poetry enhanced by Richard Hawley’s haunting original score. We welcome director Bill Buckhurst for Q&A.

Buckhurst’s assured evocation of time and place result in something delightful: a film it seems impossible to not be charmed by.

Sophie Willard, film.list.co.uk

‘Young cast are pitch-perfect … sweet and, at times, rather sad slice-of-life drama.

Simran Hans, Observer.

3 BIFA New Talent awards.


Tom Varey, Esme Creed-Miles, Angus Imrie

Film Information

Title Pond Life (Guest Speaker)
Directed by Bill Buckhurst
Country UK
Classification 15
Running Time 100 mins
Release Year 2018
Subtitles No
Colour Yes