Shooting star Jack Lowden (Yann Demange’s ‘71) and often Mike Leigh used thesp Sally Hawkins will potentially get too close for comfort in János Szász‘s English language debut. Screen Daily reports that production on Cross My Mind will begin later this year, so we can circle this with a late 2017 fest showing. Hopscotch Films’ John Archer (I Am Belfast) and Cinatura’s Kees Kasander (Goltzius and the Pelican Company) and Julia Ton will produce.
Gist: Written by Naomi Wallace and Bruce McLeod, set against Glasgow’s iconic waterfront docks this follows the intense and erotic love affair between a recovering blinded soldier (Lowden) and a married woman (Hawkins) who is taking care of him. But the clock is ticking, as he is beginning to recover his sight, and the carer is not who the young soldier thinks she is.
Worth Noting: Antonia Bird (who passed away in 2013) was originally attached to direct the film back in 2010.
Do We Care?: Prior to the other Hungarian film take on the horrors of war in Son of Saul, János Szász delivered a solid drama in what our Nicholas Bell called (★★★½ review) a “reductive, dehumanizing effect war has on all in its wake”.