David Tennant's New Movie What We Did On Our Holiday Screened In Cannes From Today



The new David Tennant feature film What We Did On Our Holiday, due for UK release in September, will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival starting from this evening.

Distribution company Independent will be screening the new comedy feature by the creators of the hit BBC series Outnumbered as part of the Market Première selection on:

  • Thursday 15th May   18.00    Venue: Star 1
  • Saturday 17th May   10.00    Venue: Star 1
  • Sunday 18th May     18.00    Venue: Olympia 7
The purpose of the trade screenings is to exhibit the movie to potential distributors from other countries. The full Independent slate for Cannes 2014 is available here

What We Did On Our Holiday is written and directed by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin and produced by David M Thompson and Dan Winch. The film stars David Tennant and Rosamund Pike as divorcing couple Doug and Abi McLeod, with Billy Connolly as Doug’s father Gordie and Ben Miller as his brother Gavin. Young actors Harriet Turnbull, Bobby Smalldridge and Emilia Jones, will play the couple's three children.

What We Did On Our Holiday

Doug and Abi are two normal parents with three charming but highly eccentric children. When the strain of parental life threatens their sanity and marriage, they decide to take their kids on a trip to Scotland for a big family gathering and to see Doug's incomparably kooky father Gordie.

However what promised to be a holiday of reconciliation soon turns into a hilarious social minefield as feuds, misunderstandings and bruised egos become the order of the day.

When the children cause a completely unexpected turn of events, the family are forced to put aside their differences and work together or else risk losing what they hold most dear.


What We Did On Our Holiday will be released in UK cinemas on Friday 26th September 2014

The Festival de Cannes 2014 takes place from the 14th to 25th May. The celebrated event aims to draw attention to and raise the profile of films with the aim of contributing towards the development of cinema, boosting the film industry worldwide and celebrating cinema at an international level.

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