Experiencing Interruptions?

The German Who Came To Tea

After a century on earth, which memories really matter?
For Annie Day, who turned 100 in May 2012, it’s the day her young son Brian brought a German Prisoner of War to Christmas dinner almost 70 years ago which marked the start of an enduring lesson in love, loss and acceptance.
A short film made as part of ‘Cooke’s Creative Heritage’ project a Heritage Lottery funded project which collected the oral histories of people from the Furness area

  • Kerry Kolbe
  • Kerry Kolbe
  • Loren Slater
  • May Davis
  • Annie Day
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 17 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Kingston NY Film Festival, New York, U S A – August 2013
  • Newburyport Documentary Film Festival – September 2013
  • Sacramento Film & Music Festival -September 2013
  • Cincinnati FIlm Festival Cincinnati, U S A, September 2013
  • New York City Independent Film Festival, October 2013
  • Mill Valley Film Festival, California, October 2013
  • Silent River Film Festival, California, October 2013
  • Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Arkansas, October 2013 – Winner ‘Best Short’
  • Newport Film Festival, Wales – nominated for ‘Best Director’ and ‘Best Short Film’ awards
  • Witney Film Festival, Oxfordshire, October 2013
  • Underwire Festival, London, November 2013 – nominated for ‘Best Producer’ award
  • Napa Valley Film Festival, November 2013
  • Lone Star Film Festival, Texas, November 2013
  • Bang! Short Film Festival, Nottingham, November 2013
  • Bath Film Festival, Bath, December 2013
  • Cumbria Short Film Competition, December 2013 – Winner ‘Best Short’
  • Dam Short Film Festival, Boulder City, Colerado, February 2014
  • Charleston International Film Festival, South Carolina, August 2014 CommunitySignal Productions
  • Filmed Up, Home, Manchester, 2016
Distribution Information
  • Signal Film and media
    Country: United Kingdom
Director - Kerry Kolbe