Cornwall Film Festival will be premiering the “hottest new British film release”, Summer In February at The Savoy Cinema, Penzance on 3rd June and The Poly, Falmouth on 4th June.

Metrodome Distribution will stage the adaptation of Jonathan Smith’s 1995 acclaimed novel in Cornwall 11 days before it is set to release in the UK on 14th June.

Based on a true story of love and loss among a bohemian colony of artists set in Cornwall before the First World War. With backdrops of Lamorna and Prussia Cove, Cornwall is the perfect place to premier Summer in February.

Festival director, Tiffany Holmes said: “Cornwall provides the perfect filming location with its stunning landscape and coastline, its rich history and culture and the wealth of talent on offer here to support productions.”

It’s directed by Christopher Menaul and starring Downton Abbey’s heartthrob Dan Stevens, Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger) and Emily Browning (Sucker Punch). Summer in February is based on Gilbert Evans’ (Dan Stevens) diary but the story is dominated by the charismatic Alfred Munnings – a well-known leading anti-modernist artist of his day.

The film portrays the love triangle between the three main characters where love, loss and tragedy unfolds on the Cornish coastline.

“We’re really excited to be working with Merlin Cinemas and The Poly to present the premiere of Summer in February and to celebrate Cornwall’s role in both the story and the making of the film,” said Holmes.

The premier at The Savoy Cinema in Penzance on Monday 3rd June has already sold out but you can find tickets for the screening at The Poly followed by a Q&A with the author and screenwriter, Jonathan Smith via

Cornwall Film Festival are giving away a pair of tickets to the premier of Summer in February in a prize draw for those who purchase The Big Give Raffle tickets where you could win £2000. Enter here at


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