“Kate, Kate, she was right there.” “Where is she!” ‘The Child In Time’ is a British television film adaptation of the 1987 novel of the same name by Ian McEwan that follows a children’s book author and his estranged wife whose young daughter goes missing on an everyday trip to the supermarket. The drama then explores their grief, as their life is turned upside down.
“Dad to Kate, where are you?” “If it’s any consolation I see her too. I think she may have to be the one to find us. Can’t give up hope.” Is the couple’s visions of their daughter just in their minds or are the result of something more supernatural. Kate’s absence sets Stephen and his wife on diverging paths as both struggle with an all-consuming grief.
Can time heal all wounds? ‘The Child In Time’ is a lyrical and heart-breaking exploration of love, loss and the power of things unseen. With tenderness and insight, the film explores the dark territory of a marriage devastated by the loss of a child. Stephen Butchard wrote the TV drama set two years after the girl’s disappearance. The movie follows Lewis as he struggles to find purpose in his life without his daughter. Directed by Julian Farino starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Kelly Macdonald and Stephen Campbell Moore the 90-minute BBC drama will air April 1, 2018 on Masterpiece on PBS.
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