Sea Change: Romantic Drama Starring and Directed by Kristin Scott Thomas

Oscar nominated actress Kristin Scott Thomas will direct and star in The Sea Change, a romantic drama marking her directorial debut.

The Sea Change will be brought onto the international market by Thorsten Schumacher’s Rocket Science at the European Film Market in Berlin.

Set on a remote Greek island, The Sea Change is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Elizabeth Jane Howard, written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

The scribe’s writing credits include the Oscar-winning film Ida and Disobedience, with Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams, which is in production.

Barnaby Thompson (“The Importance of Being Earnest”) produces for London-based Fragile Films.

Scott Thomas (Oscar nominee for “The English Patient”) will play Lillian, a witty and complex femme, married to Emmanuel, a successful London playwright. Their troubled marriage is rescued by the arrival of a outspoken young girl, Alice.

Scott Thomas commented: “‘The Sea Change asks a question I have been trying to answer in many of my performances – what are the reasons for the thrills and difficulties of love?”
Schumacher noted that “Kristin’s passion for Rebecca’s insightful and moving adaptation makes this the perfect project to mark her directorial debut.”