Public broadcasting stations around the U.S. will be showing the BBC film Framed on December 26, 2010 at 9PM. Trevor Eve and Eve Myles star in this gentle comedy, based on Frank Cottrell Boyce’s best-selling novel.
Framed was originally shown on the BBC in late August of 2009. Now fans from the U.S. will get a chance to see the film and/or can buy the DVD (see end of post for details). Be sure to check your local listings as air times and dates may be different.
PBS has the listing on their site with the description of the film.
When flooding in London’s National Gallery precipitates the transfer of its treasured paintings to safety in an abandoned slate mine in the Welsh countryside, curator Quentin Lester (Trevor Eve, David Copperfield), a worshipper of art to the exclusion of people, squires his beloved masterpieces to safety, secretly pleased to have them all to himself. There, he encounters a lineup of quirky inhabitants including the spirited and lovely, if slightly nosey, local schoolteacher, Angharad (Eve Myles, Little Dorrit), and a 10-year-old boy, Dylan Hughes. In a chain of misunderstandings triggered by a wayward chicken, Quentin mistakes Dylan, whose father has just left the family in the face of financial woes, for an art connoisseur and kindred spirit. But when Dylan, in desperation, plans the art heist of the century with his criminal-mastermind-in-training sister Minnie, the results reveal how these paintings on the move have tremendous power to move people.
We’ve uploaded some scenes from the film here:
It’s a great little film and is perfect for watching with the entire family around the holidays. If you happen to miss it and want to get the DVD, Amazon U.S. has it available for pre-order. Cost is $23.49 and it will be released on January 11, 2011.