Upon returning home from boarding school and still dealing with the untimely death of his mother, a self-destructive teenager, Sam, discovers that his gin-soaked, wheelchair-bound, English grandmother, Ruth (Charlotte Rampling), has moved in. Their first meeting is awkward, yet the person he gets to know is far from what he expected—she’s a funny, rude, fearless, sharptongued, flirtatious, ex-war photographer who can drink him and his friends under the table. Both strong-willed characters, a battle of supremacy ensues, enabling Sam to embrace life again and for Ruth to face her mortality.
“Well-made and affecting, and positively thrilling when Rampling is on screen.” –The Hollywood Reporter
“An alcoholic veteran war photographer and her grieving teenage grandson are thrown together in this insightful first-time feature” –The Guardian