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‘Oranges & Sunshine’ trailer

Posted by · 8:10 am · September 15th, 2011

I feel like Guy was talking up Emily Watson’s performance in “Oranges & Sunshine” earlier in the year. I can’t remember. But the film tells the true story of the 300-year practice of sending poor or orphaned children to British settler colonies to help alleviate the shortage of labor. It’s the other pony in Cohen Media Group’s Oscar stable (after yesterday’s acquisition of “The Lady”), and today, courtesy of Thompson on Hollywood, we get our first look at the trailer. Click on the image below to see it or watch an embed after the jump.




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  • 1 9-15-2011 at 8:22 am

    Gareth Thomas said...

    I hope this brings Emily Watson back into the fray. In the 90’s it looked like she was going to be a big awards player but since Hilary and Jackie nothing…

  • 2 9-15-2011 at 8:22 am

    JJ1 said...

    Emily Watson is another one of THOSE actresses. You know, critically lauded, loved by many, worthy of an Oscar win – whether in the past or future. Love her.

    The film looks ‘potentially’ good/stirring. But I’m not quite sold.

    Crossing fingers on all accounts.

  • 3 9-15-2011 at 9:12 am

    Danny said...

    The history this film is based on is enough to make me absolutely want to see this. Am shaken just watching the trailer (which as a trailer doesn’t quite sell me cinematically but does sell me on the need to engage in the history).
    Emily Watson, Hugo Weaving, Danid Wenham, all consistently watchable actors… that is just another point in the movie’s favor.

  • 4 9-15-2011 at 9:24 am

    Jin said...

    I was lucky to watch this last year in Korea! Trailer looks kind of dull, but the movie was quite moving. Thought Emily Watson was great in it, as usual.

  • 5 9-15-2011 at 10:00 am

    Thomas said...

    I’m Australian and the film came out here several months ago. It is a solid film – very moving, but restrained in it’s approach; Loach manages to avoid treading into the realm of cheap sentimentality, which could have easily occurred when dealing with a topic such as this. Emily Watson is excellent, as always, but it is Hugo Weaving who really steals the show – I would be surprised if anyone beats him for my personal best supporting actor award this year (and I don’t normally even like him all that much). In a just world, he’d receive an Oscar nomination.

  • 6 9-15-2011 at 11:19 am

    /3rtfull said...

    Even with the uplifting music this looks like a sad movie.

  • 7 9-15-2011 at 9:54 pm

    Glenn said...

    This was quite a good movie, and all the better if you go in with as little knowledge of the real life stories as possible. I highly doubt it’ll receive any awards play unless it maybe catches on like “Rabbit-Proof Fence” and can score some “breakthrough director” style nominations or something.