Oranges and Sunshine

Directed by Jim Loach
Starring Emily Watson
Theatrical Release Date October 21, 2011
Run Time 105 min

Oranges and Sunshine tells the unforgettable true story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker who uncovered one of the most controversial scandals in recent times: the organized deportation of innocent children from the United Kingdom to Australia, where they were thought to be lost in the system forever. Almost single-handedly, against overwhelming odds, and with little regard for her own safety, Humphreys reunited thousands of families and brought worldwide attention to a corrupt system and an extraordinary miscarriage of justice. Academy Award® nominee Emily Watson (Breaking the Waves, Punch Drunk Love) stars as a woman whose quest would challenge the leaders of two nations, and force them to confess to a secret as stunning as the truth it revealed.

A story that will shock and amaze you. Emily Watson Gives a passionate performance.
Jeffrey Lyons
Thrillingly efficient filmmaking. Emily Watson gives a pitch perfect performance. She’s matched by Hugo Weaving’s wrenching turn.
Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
Pitch perfect… beautifully and sensitively crafted… mesmerizing performance… Watson is luminous.
Mariella Frostrup
Harpers Bazaar
An inspired work of dignity and purpose.
Rex Reed
NY Observer
A deeply moving story that is stranger than fiction… beautifully done… with great performances by Emily Watson, Hugo Weaving and David Whenham.
Leonard Maltin
Name Role
Emily Watson Cast Member
Jim Loach Director
Run time 105 min
Year Completed 2012