Swallows and Amazons

Director(s): Phillippa Lowthorpe
Country: United Kingdom
Language: In English
Live Action | 2016 | 97 min
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Recommended for ages 8+ (Parental Guidance: perilous suspense, gun pointed at children)

The four Walker children (Swallows) have finally convinced their parents to let them set off on their own for a sailing adventure during summer vacation. The excursion quickly turns into a fierce turf war when they learn their island camp has been claimed by the boisterous Blackett sisters (Amazons), and find themselves caught in the midst of some nefarious international intrigue that’s landed in their sleepy byways. Based on the beloved English novels by Arthur Ransome, SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS is filled with dramas big and small—from a capsized picnic basket to a Russian spy campaign—that come together to create a fluidly captivating story of bravery set against the languorous beauty of the English countryside of 1935.


• New York International Children’s Film Festival “Grand Prize Feature” 2017
• Seattle International Film Festival “Youth Jury Award” 2017
• British Film Institute “Grand Prize Feature” 2017

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