'Days Of The Bagnold Summer': Exclusive Earl Cave clip

Tom Butler
Senior Editor

After receiving rave reactions from the festival circuit, Simon Bird’s directorial debut Days Of The Bagnold Summer is arriving on digital platforms on Monday, 8 June. We love this film so much, Yahoo Movies UK is hosting a Digital Premiere for the film on release day - details here.

The charming coming of age tale was due to receive a full theatrical release but with cinemas closed the Inbetweeners star’s film is now coming straight to VOD. We’re thrilled to share a clip from the film, which features music from acclaimed indie band Belle & Sebastian.

The film, which also stars Rob Brydon, Alice Lowe, Tamsin Grieg and Tim Key tells the story of disaffected, heavy metal-loving teenager Daniel Bagnold (Earl Cave, son of rocker Nick Cave), who has his summer holiday plans upended when his big trip to Florida is cancelled at the last minute.

His mum Sue (Bafta-winner Monica Dolan on superb form) only wants the best for Daniel, despite despite a growing distance between them, and sends him out job-hunting to get him out of the house.

The clip above shows Daniel handing his CV out with as much enthusiasm as he can muster. Which is not a lot.

The new UK poster for Simon Bird's Days Of The Bagnold Summer. (Altitude)

Days Of The Bagnold Summer is out on digital from 8 June. Join us on Monday at 8:30pm for a live Q&A with Simon Bird, Monica Dolan, and Earl Cave, hosted by Edith Bowman.

How to get involved with the digital premiere of Days of the Bagnold Summer

  • On Monday, 8 June purchase Days of the Bagnold Summer from your preferred digital platform.

Available from iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Sky Store, Virgin, BT, Curzon Home Cinema, BFI Player and more.

  • Watch the film at 7:00pm (BST).

  • Join us here at 8:30pm on Yahoo Movies UK for a livestreamed Q&A with Simon, Monica, Earl and Edith.

  • Submit your questions for Simon, Monica and Earl:

    • In the comments below

    • On Twitter to @YahooMoviesUK using the hashtag #BagnoldSummerDigitalPremiere

    • Or on the livestream on Facebook and YouTube

If you’re unable to watch live, don’t worry, we’ll host the whole video on Yahoo so you can watch any time.

Adapted from Joff Winterhart’s graphic novel of the same name, with a BIFA-nominated screenplay by acclaimed author Lisa Owens, Days of the Bagnold Summer is a a tender, funny coming-of-age story that has been met with rave reviews on the festival circuit. It also features an acclaimed soundtrack by Scottish indie band Belle & Sebastian.

Read more: Simon Bird on his directorial debut

Synopsis: Sue (Dolan) works in a library. Daniel (Cave) eats crisps and listens to Metallica. This was the summer Daniel was due to spend with his dad and his dad’s new wife in Florida. But when they cancel his trip at the last minute, Sue and Daniel suddenly face the prospect of six long weeks together. An epic war of wills ensues in the unassuming battleground of their suburban home as they each reckon with private tragedies – and pursue their personal passions.

Days of the Bagnold Summer is out on 8 June, streaming platforms from Monday will include: iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Sky Store, Virgin, BT, Curzon Home Cinema and BFI Player.