Howard has a loving wife, two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer and a comfortable home in the suburbs.

But inwardly he’s suffocating, and eventually he snaps and goes into hiding in his garage attic leaving his family to wonder what happened to him. He secretly observes them from his window – an outsider spying in on his own life – as the days of exile stretch into months. Is it possible to go back to the way things were?

Robin Swicord’s adaptation of E.L. Doctorow’s short story becomes a fraught meditation on marriage and identity, as Howard slowly realizes that he has not in fact left his family, he has left himself…

See Pippa Bennett-Warner in “Wakefield” in UK Cinemas from 28th July