Rain (2003) - Synopsis

Rain (2002) - Synopsis image"Things just happen, that's all.
And then they're gone."

From the novel Rain by Kirsty Gunn

"I loved the sense of atmosphere and foreboding in the novel and also the reflection on childhood... The sense of transience in that relationships come and go and that the moment is precious."
Christine Jeffs (Director, Rain)

It is summer. Thirteen-year-old Janey and her family settle into their isolated cottage for another perfect seaside holiday. Her days are full of swimming and fishing. At night her parents give parties where the adults drink, dance and flirt.

Janey is increasingly aware of the cracks in her parents' marriage. Watching her mother begin an affair with a visiting photographer, she starts to discover her own sexuality. Janey decides to grow up quickly. Too quickly...