Cold Comfort Farm (film)

Cold Comfort Farm is a 1995 British comedy film directed by John Schlesinger and produced by the BBC and Thames Television, an adaptation of Stella Gibbons 1932 book of the same name, the film stars Kate Beckinsale, Joanna Lumley, Ian McKellen and Rufus Sewell. Originally broadcast onJanuary 1995 on the BBC, it was Schlesingers final film shot in his home country of Britain, and was picked up for theatrical release in North America through Gramercy Pictures, where it was a small success.

After the death of her estranged parents, Flora, who is an aspiring writer, decides that the only way for her to live whilst researching her writing is to stay with relatives. Her citybased relatives show no interest, so she sends letters to her country relatives. There are a few responses, most of which are unsuitable, but one is intriguing. She decides to go and stay with these relatives. The scene is complicated, but Flora soon realises that she can resolve the situation once she has assessed and solved each characters problems. Whilst she is doing so, she is pursued by a most unsuitable suitor, a most obnoxious character, whom she would do well to avoid. In the process of her endeavours, the multitude of the complexities of the farm expose themselves and Flora excels at resolving all the issues.Cold Comfort Farm received generally positive reviews it currently holds an 84 fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. During its theatrical release in North America, the film grossed 5,682,429. ........

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