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New Trailer and Poster for SUMMERLAND, Starring Gemma Arterton and Gugu Mbatha-Raw

The WWII set drama comes to UK cinemas in July.

Among the first wave of movies coming to reopened UK cinemas is writer/director Jessica Swale's WWII set drama Summerland. The film stars Gemma Arterton as Alice, a folklore investigator who throws herself into her work, attempting to bury memories of a past love affair with another woman (Gugu Mbatha-Raw). When Alice is charged with the care of a young boy evacuated from London, she finds herself revitalised by his free-spirited ways. Tom Courtenay, Penelope Wilton, Lucas Bond and Dixie Egerickx also star.

Summerland is in UK cinemas July 31st.

Check out the trailer, poster and official synopsis below.

summerland poster

The official synopsis reads:

SUMMERLAND follows the story of fiercely independent folklore investigator, Alice (Gemma Arterton) who secludes herself in her clifftop study, debunking myths using science to disprove the existence of other-worldly forces and magic. Consumed by her work, but also profoundly lonely, she is haunted by a love affair from her past.

When spirited young Frank, an evacuee from the London Blitz, is dumped into her irritable care, his innocence and wonder unlock deeply buried and painful secrets in Alice’s past, and make her re-evaluate what it really means to free your imagination. Bravely embracing life’s miraculous unpredictability, Alice learns that wounds may be healed, hope and second chances do exist, and any woman must defiantly be two things: who and what she wants.