Indie Trailer Sunday: Michael Winterbottom's 'Everyday' TIFF Teaser

August 26, 2012
Source: TIFF

Michael Winterbottom's Everyday Teaser

Today's trailer is for an upcoming TIFF film, recently selected in the latest Toronto film batch. It's the next feature, in the works for five years, from Michael Winterbottom, starring John Simm as a father, who's in prison for drug smuggling, of a family, and Shirley Henderson as his wife. This is best described by TIFF: filmed over the course of five years, this "documentary-style" feature from Winterbottom "offers a masterful meditation on the daily travails of a family living apart from their imprisoned patriarch." It's a short introductory teaser with two scenes, but features lush cinematography and a lighter family moment.

Here's the first teaser trailer for Michael Winterbottom's Everyday, posted by TIFF (via The Film Stage):

Winterbottom's Everyday tells the story of four children separated from their father, and a wife separated from her husband. The father, Ian (Simm), is in prison. The mother, Karen, (Henderson) has to bring up a family of four children by herself. Filmed over a period of five years a few weeks at a time, Everyday uses the repetitions and rhythms of everyday life to explore how a family can survive a prolonged period apart.

Everyday is directed by acclaimed British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom, of films like Wonderland, In This World, The Claim, 24 Hour Party People, Code 46, The Road to Guantanamo, A Mighty Heart, The Killer Inside Me, The Trip and Trishna most recently. The screenplay is by Winterbottom and Laurence Coriat. This is premiering at the Toronto Film Festival next month, be on the lookout for reviews from there.

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Reader Feedback - 4 Comments


it's really hard to tell what this will be like. there was a doc about american women who go to visit their men in prison at a certain time every month. they all had to ride the same bus - i think it was called "visitors". it was excellent but very sad to see the lives these people live.

beevis on Aug 26, 2012


The clip was just them walking in the woods?

Carpola on Aug 26, 2012


This doesn't actually feel like a trailer. It sounds interesting, though, and I'd love to see John Simm in something new.

Emma on Aug 26, 2012


That's more like a scene from the film than a teaser, really. I hope it was on purpose.

Davide Coppola on Aug 27, 2012

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