Charlotte Rampling (45 Years) stars in this dark comedy about family, relationships, and morality. Juniper is the debut feature from Matthew Saville and weaves its narrative around a self-destructive 17-year-old, who upon returning home from boarding school discovers his UK-based grandmother has moved in.
Sam (George Ferrier) returns home from boarding school to find his wheelchair-bound English grandmother, Ruth (Rampling), has moved in. Ruth is an ex-war photographer with a lust for life and a love of the bottle. Sam soon finds himself profoundly confronted by her alcoholic wit and chutzpah.
Their first meeting is awkward; their second violent. Things get worse when Sam finds himself stranded alone with her and her nurse Sarah for the school holidays. Both strong-willed characters, a battle of supremacy ensues, enabling Sam to embrace life again and for Ruth to face her mortality.