Tell It To the Bees

Adding this to my list of movies to see: Tell It to the Bees is based on the book by the same name written by Fiona Shaw. Starring Anna Paquin and Holliday Grainger and directed by Annabel Jankel.

The book is a compelling story of love’s endurance set to the backdrop of the 1950s. Two women unexpectedly fall in love with one another at a time when it was dangerous and considered a mental illness.  Adapted for screenplay by Henrietta and Jessica Ashworth.

From the official synopsis:

“A single mother Lydia (Holliday Grainger) who is abandoned by her husband, meets the small village’s Doctor Jean Markham (Anna Paquin) who has recently returned to her hometown when Lydia’s son Charlie is taken under the doctor after being bullied in school. When Lydia and Charlie are unhoused because of Lydia’s earnings from her work are not adequate to pay the rent, Jean invites them to stay in her home and she and Lydia soon develop a friendship and maybe something more.”

US Release May 3, 2019