Cast & Crew
One day, while roaming about the local Yorkshire moorlands, 10-year-old Catherine and her new Hindu classmate, Uma, experience a flash of blinding white light that the former interprets as a divine sign that her 8-year-old brother will recover from leukemia. As the news of their "vision" spreads among the farming community in which they live, a fevered mood grows, which is intensified by the outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Catherine's family's livestock.
Ewa J Lind
Christine Llewellyn Reeve
Carol Ann Smith
Winner of Best Director award at the 2001 Newport International Film Festival.
Released in United States August 1999
Released in United States June 2001
Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Focus on British Cinema) August 15-29, 1999.
Shown at Newport International Film Festival June 5-10, 2001.
Project previously in development at BBC Scotland, under the supervision of Andrea Calderwood, currently head of production at Pathe Pictures.
Feature directorial debut for Simon Beaufoy.
Debut project for Arts Council of England lottery franchise Pathe Pictures.
Began shooting July 27, 1998.
Footprint Films is Simon Beaufoy's production company with partners Billie Eltrincham, Billie and Mark Blaney.
Completed shooting September 15, 1998.
United Artists International was formerly known as G2 Films.
Released in United States August 1999 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Focus on British Cinema) August 15-29, 1999.)
Released in United States June 2001 (Shown at Newport International Film Festival June 5-10, 2001.)