A small-scale domestic drama in which extraordinary things happen to extremely ordinary people. The year is 1958, and subdued, intelligent Eva (Samantha Morton) lives with her father and much younger siblings in a small, bleak English
country town. She works at the sawmill and is being courted by Harry Flyte (Lee Ross), an eager-to-please local farm-boy. (Contemporary viewers will detect a hint of the stalker in the manic persistence of his pursuit.) Eva carries a secret torch for her slightly older second cousin, Joseph Lees
(Rupert Graves), whom she last saw when she was 14. Joseph became a geologist, went to Italy and lost a leg in a quarry accident, all hugely ...