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Postcards from the 48%

  • Documentary and factual
  • 2018
  • David Wilkinson
  • 113 mins
  • PG

Summary

A film made by and featuring those who voted Remain in the UK's EU Referendum vote, the 48%, to show the other 27 EU Member States that it was far from a landslide victory and just why we are fighting to stay part of the EU.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

When the UK electorate voted on 23 June 2016 in a referendum to decide whether to leave or remain in the European Union, there was shock on both sides as 52% voted to leave, or Brexit. Director David Nicholas Wilkinson's thoughtful, lucid documentary unashamedly gives voice to the "losers" in a poll that leaves the country facing its greatest challenge since the Second World War. Doubling as presenter/narrator, Wilkinson spent 18 months travelling the length and breadth of this seemingly disunited kingdom, canvassing their views and arguably producing as much factual information and practical detail as the whole of the original referendum campaign - the effect of Brexit on the Irish border and the Good Friday Agreement, for example. Renowned Remain cheerleaders like Nick Clegg, Vince Cable, Alastair Campbell and AC Grayling (who labels the process "a constitutional outrage") rub shoulders with less familiar talking heads like novelist Ian McEwan - wryly describing Remainers as "hobbled by a fatal attraction to rational argument" - and actress Miriam Margolyes, whose clifftop house is so near to France, it can access a French mobile service. Ardent Leavers will have no truck with an admittedly one-sided film but with politicians in 2018 still squabbling over the outcome, maybe a diligent documentary encouraging a pause for (second) thought is still worthwhile, considering what's at stake.

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Credits

Cast

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David WilkinsonDavid Wilkinson
Miriam MargoylesMiriam Margolyes
Bob GeldofBob Geldof
Ian McEwanIan McEwan
Joan BakewellJoan Bakewell
Nick CleggNick Clegg
Alastair CampbellAlastair Campbell
Patrick StewartPatrick Stewart
Peter TatchellPeter Tatchell

Crew

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DirectorDavid Wilkinson

Details

Theatrical distributor
Guerilla Films
Released on
2018-07-06
Languages
English
Guidance
Some swearing
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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