Set in a small English coastal town in the 1950s, WISH YOU WERE HERE is a comical, poignant story of an exuberant 16 year old’s sexual awakening, as she rages optimistically against the social constraints of the time. Fipresci winner in Cannes; Bafta winner for Best Original Screenplay, Bafta nominated for Best Actress & Best Score. Winner Peter Sellers Award for Comedy, and Best Actress at Evening Standard Film Awards; Jury Special Mention Valladolid FESTIVALS Directors Fortnight Cannes 1987; London Film Festival, Valladolid, Locarno

Director David Leland

Writer David Leland

Cast Emily Lloyd, Jesse Birdsall, Tom Bell

Producers Sarah Radclyffe

Production Credits Channel Four Films, Working Title Films, Zenith Entertainment

David Leland

Festival Section Year Location
London Film Festival
Valladolid Film Festival
Locarno Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival1987