Alan Bleasdale’s Soft Sand, Blue Sea released on DVD for the first time 4th June 2018

 BAFTA-nominee Stephen Butchard’s charming yet tragic tale of childhood friendship.

Starring Emmy-nominee Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey) and Julia Ford (Happy Valley).

Produced by BAFTA-winner Alan Bleasdale and rated 8.0 on IMDB.

The son of a single mum who wants nothing to do with him, 13-year-old David lives at a children’s home in Ireland. Despite the best intentions of the couple managing the home, Sarah (Ford) and Gerry (Coyle), life is tough.

David’s life is dramatically changed when nine-year-old Danielle, another unwanted child, arrives. Bullied by the other children, they form a bond, sharing dreams of escape.

Their situation becomes intolerable after an incident, and David is threatened with a transfer to another home. When the opportunity to flee comes, they run away to the seaside. But will tragedy continue to follow the children?

Fans of poignant coming-of-age films such as My Life as a Courgette and Moonrise Kingdom will be moved by Soft Sand, Blue Sea’s story of lost children, friendship and dreams of belonging.

RRP: £14.99/ Certificate: TBC /Catalogue Number: 188941 / Barcode: 5019322889410

Genre: TV Movie / Drama / Run Time: 100 mins approx. on 1 disc


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