This captivating drama from the makers of Broadchurch and Apple Tree Yard explores forbidden wartime love vividly contrasted with a present-day romance nearly derailed by the consequences of the 1940s tale with which it is so intertwined. Written by best-selling author Patrick Gale, Man in an Orange Shirt features an exciting cast of outstanding young stars alongside Oscar winner Vanessa Redgrave.
Southern Italy, 1944: As chaos reigns all around them, British Army Captain Michael Berryman meets war artist Thomas March. Despite having a young fiancée, Flora, straight-laced Michael finds himself falling for Thomas’ bohemian charms; their relationship, however, is made impossible by societal pressures.
2017: In a more accepting world, an ageing Flora looks on as her grandson Adam tentatively forms a relationship with his client Steve. But while the external obstacles have fallen away, a minefield of internalised issues and dangerous temptations still line the road to happiness…
Regisseur: Michael Samuels
Acteurs: Vanessa Redgrave, Julian Morris, David Gyasi, Tommy Bastow, Phil Dunster