Everyday tells the story of four children separated from their father, and a wife separated from her husband. The father Ian is in prison. The mother Karen has to bring up a family of four children by herself. Filmed over a period of five years, Everyday uses the repetitions and rhythms of everyday life to explore how a family can survive a prolonged period apart. The film unfolds in a series of visits, with each visit the distance between the children and their father becomes harder to bridge. By avoiding the normal cinema conventions of time passing, Everyday focuses on the small subtle changes as people grow up and grow old whilst being apart. It is a story of survival and love, a celebration of the small pleasures of everyday life.
One of the great contemporary British filmmakers, three of his films – Welcome to Sarajevo, Wonderland and 24 Hour Party People — have been nominated for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
Filmography: The look of love (2013), Everyday (2012), La doctrina del shock (2009), Génova (2008), Camino a Guantánamo (2006), 9 songs (2004), Código 46 (2003), In This World (2002), 24 Hour Party People (2002), Wonderland (1999), Jude (1996)