in the heady post-war England of the Fifties, the film tells the
story of young Jack following the inexplicable death of his beloved
mother Emily on his 8th birthday. On the same day in 1952, Jack
reaches his 16th year, the King dies, and as he celebrates his birthday
surrounded by his extended family, a stranger appears at the door
whose appearance bears a startling resemblance to his dead mother
and whose presence would turn Jack’s world upside down (and
that of his family), repeatedly raising the question ‘is there
life after death’?
THE QUEEN OF SHEBA’S PEARLS is set in England at a time when
the empire still stumbled on, and the Sixties had yet to begin.