In A Land Of Plenty

Those who have persevered with this rather arty adaptation of Tim Pears's novel will be rewarded as substance finally triumphs over style and the story is given room to breathe.

It's still beautifully shot, but now characters and plot take over and the sense of an epic family saga prevails.

The Freeman children, still coming to terms with the loss of their mother, are struggling with teenage life and all the doubts and anxieties it brings.

As they each confront their sexuality, James (Shane Fox) finds himself further pushed into the role of observer. But, having temporarily fled the family home to stay at an aunt's farm, he returns to find that life has moved on disturbingly.

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