Busy British indie filmmaker Michael Winterbottom has been shooting this unusual project on and off since 2007 and hopes to have it finished for 2012. ‘Seven Days’ tells of the relationship between a husband (John Simm) who is jailed for drugs-smuggling and his wife (Shirley Henderson) who visits him regularly in prison. Winterbottom has written the film with his regular collaborator Laurence Coriat and has been filming it in spurts over the past few years in order to capture the ageing process of his characters more realistically. Winterbottom has worked with both Simm and Henderson several times on films such as ‘Wonderland’ and ‘24 Hour Party People’ so one imagines that he’ll be able to draw easy, natural performances from them once again. Let’s hope he soon finds time to finish it among his many other projects.
Time Out says
Cast and crew
- Director:Michael Winterbottom
- Screenwriter:Laurence Coriat, Michael Winterbottom
- Shirley Henderson
- John Simm