Recently founded an official UK trailer at The Guardian for a film directed by Ken Loach‘s son Jim was titled Oranges and Sunshine.
Based on a novel “Empty Cradles” by Margaret Humphreys, screenplay was written by Scottish Rona Munro (Aimee & Jaguar, Almost Adult). This is a powerful semi-political story about fighting for what’s right and will bring tears for most eyes.
The movie opens with Margaret (Emily Watson) more or less run into the surprising story when confronted in Nottingham by Charlotte (Federay Holmes), an Australian woman who wants “to find out who I am.”
Supported by fond husband Merv (Richard Dillane), also a social worker, Margaret discovers Charlotte is one of thousands of British teenagers who were illegally deported from children’s homes and sent to Australia “for their own good.”
Despite officials Margaret bring back together Charlotte with her mother. After that she travels to Perth with British Nicky (Lorraine Ashbourne) to meet the latter’s long-lost deported brother, Jack (Hugo Weaving).