MIFF | 8° Film Festival Internazionale di Milano - My One and Only / Richard Loncraine / Kevin Bacon, Renée Zellweger, Chris Noth, Logan Lerman My One and Only Kevin Bacon, Renée Zellweger, Chris Noth, Logan Lerman
When her husband Dan is caught cheating, Ann (Renee Zellweger) scoops up her son George and his brother Robbie, and the trio hits the road in a shiny new Cadillac convertible. They drive from city to city in search of stability, cash, and a new husband, not necessarily in that order. As George deals with the woes of new schools and his own budding sexuality, Ann gives her heart to each new suitor, only to find every one unsuitable indeed. They make their way out West, where a surprise encounter with a familiar face forces Ann to decide: is she really looking out for her sons’ futures, or just running from her own past?
Born in Cheltenham, England, Richard Loncraine has gained a reputation as an extremely versatile director with a wide range of styles to his credit.
He made the transition from sculpting to directing starting with commercials, documentaries, and educational programs. Loncraine made his feature directorial debut with the musical drama Flame (1975). The film was a success in Britain, and Loncraine was chosen to direct his first American-funded movie, Full Circle (1977), shot in England and starring Mia Farrow as an American living in London. The film won Grand Prize at the Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival. His 1982 psychological thriller, Brimstone and Treacle, starring Sting, won the Grand Prix des Amériques at the Montreal World Film Festival. He proved his ability to direct any genre when he won a Silver Berlin Bear at the Berlin Film Festival as Best Director for Shakespeare's Richard III (1995), starring Annette Bening and Ian McKellan. The film was a critical success, earning Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, as well as two BAFTA film awards.
The 2001 mini-series Band of Brothers, produced for BBC in Britain and HBO in the U.S., was Loncraine's next big triumph, winning him an Emmy in the Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries category. After two more award-winning projects for TV - The Gathering Storm (2002) and My House in Umbria (2003) - Loncraine returned to the big screen to direct Paul Bettany and Kirsten Dunst in Wimbledon (2004).
Loncraine lives in London with his wife and enjoys cooking in his spare time.