Sparks and Embers

Sparks and Embers

Gavin Boyter (2014)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Kris Marshall (from TV's Death in Paradise) and French actress Annelise Hesme play exes who, six months after their break-up, meet up and reminisce about their relationship during an evening stroll along London's South Bank while she waits for the train to take her back to France. The movie clearly strives for a Before Sunrise/Before Sunset sort of vibe. But Marshall and Hesme are no Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy: there's not the chemistry. And the script lacks the razor-sharp wit that made Richard Linklater's drama sparkle. But it's a mildly diverting confection for a rainy day, and something that may find a more suitable home on the small screen.


A French woman living in London ends her relationship with her boyfriend when she decides to return to her own country. On the day she is due to leave, they meet again for one last goodbye. Despite knowing their break-up is for the best, both find themselves tempted to stay together - but neither feels brave enough to say it. Romantic comedy, starring Kris Marshall and Annelise Hesme.

Cast & Crew

Tom Sanger Kris Marshall
Eloise Martin Annelise Hesme
Tariq Haq Waleed Akhtar
Rosa Valda Aviks
Kenneth Fenton Sean Baker
Mike Kusah Len Trusty
Faisal Haq Kapil Parikh
Director Gavin Boyter
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Bulldog Film DistributorsGuidance: Swearing, sexual references.Released on: 18 Dec 2015
Comedy Drama