Drama Romance Comedy


Charity-shop worker Emily is in debt and can't afford the upkeep of her apartment overlooking Hampstead Heath where an eccentric squatter lives in a shack.

Inspired by true events, our central figure's involvement, and her relationship with the tramp, are a lovely but fictional addition to the tale. That romance is the centrepiece in "Hampstead" so put veracity to one side and let the actors woo you as well as each other. Kudos to the film-makers for defying the all too common prejudicial attitudes towards older people. Folk are radiant, wrinkles and all. Good viewing on the moor with more.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 17th August 2017
Entertainment One Films 103 mins