May is an ordinary grandmother from the suburbs. When her husband dies on a family visit to London, she recedes into the background of her busy, metropolitan children's lives. Stuck in an unfamiliar city far from home, May fears that she has become another invisible old lady whose life is more or less over. Until, that is, she falls for Darren, a man half her age who is renovating her son's house and sleeping with her daughter.

Director's Biography

Following a series of successful theatre and television productions, Roger Michell rapidly made his mark as a film director with features including the box office hits CHANGING LANES starring Ben Affleck and Samuel L. Jackson and NOTTING HILL starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts. His BAFTA-winning PERSUASION was one of the first of the recent popular Jane Austen adaptations. His previous collaboration with writer Hanif Kureishi and producer Kevin Loader was the award-winning BBC mini-series THE BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA. Michell has also directed the screen adaptation of his own critically acclaimed West End production of My Night with Reg. Michell's stage credits include Joe Penhall's Blue/Orange for the National Theatre. Other credits include the feature film TITANIC TOWN starring Julie Walters, the television film READY WHEN YOU ARE, MR PATEL and the mini-series DOWNTOWN LAGOS.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Roger Michell

Written by: Hanif Kureishi

Produced by: Kevin Loader

Cinematography: Alwin Kuchler

Editing: Nicolas Gaster

Production Design: Mark Tildesley

Costume Design: Natalie Ward

Original Score: Jeremy Sams

Cast: Anne Reid (May), Daniel Craig (Darren), Steven MacKintosh (Bobby), Peter Vaughan (Toots)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Actress 2003
  • European Screenwriter 2003
  • Feature Film Selection 2003