Albatross (film)

Albatross is a 2011 British comingofage comedy drama film directed by Niall MacCormick and written by Tamzin Rafn. It stars Sebastian Koch, Julia Ormond, Felicity Jones and Jessica Brown Findlay. The films premise revolves around a teenage aspiring writer entering the lives of a dysfunctional family living in the south coast of England. Albatross is a metaphor used to describe a constant and inescapable burden.

Emelia Conan Doyle Jessica Brown Findlay, a rebellious teenage dropout who believes she is a descendant of Arthur Conan Doyle, takes a job as a cleaner in a seaside hotel owned by Jonathan Fischer Sebastian Koch. Jonathan is a writer from Germany who has struggled with writers block since his successful first novel, The Cliff House, was publishedyears before. He lives in the hotel with his wife Joa Julia Ormond and two daughters, Beth, 17, Felicity Jones and Posy, 6. Jonathan is constantly sequestered in the attic working on his writing, leaving the hotel to be run by Joa. Their marriage is stormy as Joa is unhappy about Jonathans lack of success in his profession and his disconnected parenting. Meanwhile, Emelia has lived with her grandparents since her mother committed suicide.On her first day of work, Emelia catches Jonathan masturbating in the attic. She meets Beth, who is applying to study medicine at Oxford. Beth invites Emilia to dinner with the family, during which Emelia reveals she is writing a novel but is struggling to live up to the Conan Doyle name. Later, Jonathan offers Emilia creative writing lessons. They conduct their lessons secretly in the attic. One day, Jonathan drives Emelia to the grave of Arthur Conan Doyle. The two eventually begin a romantic relationship. Meanwhile, Emelia teaches Beth to explore her rebellious side and the two become best friends. ........

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