Juniper (2021). Juniper: Directed by Matthew J. Saville. With Charlotte Rampling, Marton Csokas, George Ferrier, Edith Poor. When a self-destructive teenager is suspended from school and asked to look after his feisty alcoholic grandmother as a punishment, the crazy time they spend together turns his life around.
“A lonely young man struggling with his motheru0026#39;s death is confronted by the visit of his acerbic alcoholic grandmother.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI found this very moving. With very real characters whose lives you can feel right into and performances to match, with George Ferrier looking very good beside veterans Charlotte Rampling and Martin Csokas. I empathised strongly with the protagonistu0026#39;s situation: his grief, his inability to communicate it, his feelings of isolation and hopelessness, and also how the slightest hint of positive attention from someone new, unlike anyone else in your world, can change your whole perspective. A character study with vulnerable honesty and an underplayed depth of feeling.”