The Winter Guest

The Winter Guest (1997)

Come In From The Cold

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1997-12-27
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 24 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 48min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Capitol Films
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Director:
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It's winter in a small Scottish village near the sea, and multiple lives intersect in a day. Frances has just lost her husband to an early death, so her mother, Elspeth, travels to Frances' house to reconnect with her daughter and grandson, Alex. Meanwhile, old women Chloe and Lily go to a funeral, youngsters Sam and Tom cut class, and Alex gets a crush on tomboy Nita.

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  • Emma Thompson

    as Frances
  • Phyllida Law

    as Elspeth
  • Sheila Reid

    as Lily
  • Sandra Voe

    as Chloe
  • Arlene Cockburn

    as Nita
  • Gary Hollywood

    as Alex
  • Sean Biggerstaff

    as Tom
  • Tom Watson

    as Minister
  • Alan Rickman

    as Man in street (uncredited)
Production Joyce Nettles Casting
Camera Seamus McGarvey Director of Photography
Directing Alan Rickman Director
Writing Alan Rickman Writer
Sound Michael Kamen Original Music Composer
Production Edward R. Pressman Producer
Production Steve Clark-Hall Producer
Writing Sharman Macdonald Writer
Costume & Make-Up Joan Bergin Costume Design
Editing Scott Thomas Editor