Director: Annabel Jankel
Cast: Anna Paquin, Holliday Grainger
Dr. Jean Markham returns to her hometown, a place she hasn’t set foot in since she was a teenager, to take over her late father’s medical practice. When a playground fight lands Charlie in her surgery, she invites him to visit the hives in her garden and tell the bees his secrets, as she once did. The New friendship between the boy and the beekeeper brings his mother, Lydia, into Jean’s world. In The sanctuary of the doctor’s house the women find themselves drawn to one another in a way that Jean recognises and fears, and Lydia never expected. But in 1950’s small-town Britain, their secret can’t stay hidden forever. Based on the spellbinding novel by Fiona Shaw.