Five years in the making, here is the trailer for Everyday. Michael Winterbottom is a unique filmmaker. From the incendiary (The Road to Guantanamo), to the sexual (9 Songs), to the dramatic (A Mighty Heart), to the comedic (The Trip), Winterbottom’s films are as varied as they are thought-provoking. They may not always be brilliant, but they are nevertheless made creatively and interestingly.
Which brings us to Everyday, a film that charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife. Not only does the film’s plot span five years, but the film was actually shot over five years, a few weeks at a time. Talk about perseverance. Winterbottom and his cast filmed from 2007 to 2012, adding all the more realism to the outcome. We’re dying to see how this ambitious drama actually turned out.
Frustratingly, Everyday hasn’t received a wide distribution. The film screened at the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals over a year ago, and was even released in the U.K. in January this year. Fortunately, IFC Films is putting the film out on VOD on November 22nd.
Starring John Simm (Life on Mars) and Shirley Henderson (Meek’s Cutoff), as well as the four kids – Shaun, Robert, Katrina and Stephanie Kirk – all of whom come from the same family.