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Summer in February, a film from Lamorna Cove

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Starring Dan Stevens from Downton Abbey, Summer in February is a romantic drama about Newlyn School of Art's Alfred Munnings. Based around Lamorna Cove, there couldn't be a better cinematic setting for a movie. The wilds of far west Cornwall with its rugged clifftops and stunning sandy coves are worth watching the film for in their own right!

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But that aside, this is a tale based on the actual life story of one of the area's most famous artists, adapted from the novel by Jonathan Smith. A classic love triangle develops between Sir Munnings, aspiring artist Florence Carter-Wood and manager of the Lamorna Estate, Gilbert Evans, made all the more dramatic by the upcoming First World War.

photo credit Murray Close

The film is sure to appeal to a wide audience, from those who like a good love story, to Downton Abbey fans and appreciators of period dramas. But you might just miss all that for the beauty of the Cornish landscape, with the filming taking in much of the coastline from Prussia Cove along to Mousehole, round to Sennen and Lamorna Cove.

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Stay nearby and experience the setting for yourself: Holiday cottages in Lamorna Cove

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