Isabel Coixet revealed in an interview that Jonathan Rhys Meyers was extremely difficult to work with. She stated that he was the one person she would never work with again, that they had difficulty communicating and that she ran out of patience for him as he made work unpleasant for everyone on set.

Based on the book of the same name by Catherine Macphail

The movie took so long to be made that when Sophie Turner was cast the first season of Game of thrones (2011) hadn't aired.

Film debut of Sophie Turner.

Isabel Coixet: [Casting] Leonor Watling