Previously known as “Seven Days” and “then Here and There,” “EVERYDAY” stars BAFTA nominee John Simm (Life on Mars, Exile) as a man imprisoned for drug-smuggling and charts his relationship with his wife, played by Shirley Henderson (Moaning Myrtle in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire).
Directed by Michael Winterbottom (24 Hour Party People, 9 Songs, A Mighty Heart, The Killer Inside Me, Trishna), and co-written by Winterbottom and Laurence Coriat (Wonderland), the film was shot a few weeks at a time over a five-year period from 2007-2012 to reflect the protagonist’s time in prison and achieve an authentic aging process. The long-developing drama film will makes its world premiere in September at the Toronto International Film Festival.
It tells the story of four children separated from their father, and a wife separated from her husband. The father, Ian (Simm), is in prison. The mother, Karen, (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.
- via TIFF