A feel-good, heart-warming story about how music can inspire you. Song for Marion stars Terence Stamp as Arthur, a grumpy pensioner who can’t understand why his wife Marion (Vanessa Redgrave) would want to embarrass herself singing silly songs with her unconventional local choir. But choir director Elizabeth (Gemma Arterton) sees something special in the reluctant Arthur and refuses to give up on him. As she coaxes him out of his shell, Arthur realizes that it is never too late to change. –TIFF
Paul Andrew Williams is a British film writer and director, born in Portsmouth, England in 1973. He won the New Director’s Award for his film London to Brighton in the 2006 Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Paul began his career as an actor but in the last five years he has written and directed a number of successful pop-promos, viral ads and short films. In 2001 Paul wrote and directed the short film Royalty which would later inspire London to Brighton. Royalty premiered at the London Film Festival in 2001, screened on UK television and was shortlisted for the Kodak showcase, consequently screening at BAFTA. In 2003 Paul was the only UK-based director to be picked up by the Fox Searchlight Director’s Lab. His short film, It’s Okay to Drink Whiskey, made through this programme, premiered at 2004’s Sundance Film Festival. His UK TV debut, Naked, was pick of the day in Time Out and was well received by audiences and critics alike.
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TIFF '12 The first picture of many to come to try to capitalize on the success of 'Exotic Marigold'. One can pretty much plot out this pic after its first ten minutes as it certainly offers no surprises. Stamp quite good in a role he could do in his sleep with rest of cast never rising above their generic roles. Skip this and rent 'Young@Heart' instead. Mind you audience seemed to love it. Go figure.