In The Home Tell It To The Bees

Dr Jean Markham (Anna Paquin) returns to the town she left as a teenager to take over her late father’s medical practice. When a school-yard scuffle lands Charlie (Gregor Selkirk) in her surgery, she invites him to visit the hives in her garden and tell his secrets to the bees, as she once did. The new friendship between the boy and the bee keeper brings his mother Lydia (Holliday Grainger) into Jean’s world. In the sanctuary of the doctor’s house the two women find themselves drawn to one another in a way that Jean recognises and fears, and Lydia could never have expected. But, in 1950’s small-town Britain, their new secret can’t stay hidden forever.

Annabel Jankel
Anna Paquin
Holliday Grainger
Emun Elliott
Steven Robertson
Official Selection
Toronto International Film Festival 2018 - World Premiere in Special Presentations Category
British Film Festival 2019
MA 15+
Run Time
108 Minutes