The Shell Seekers. 1989.

  • Director: Waris Hussein
  • Duration: 102 minutes
  • Genre: Drama
Synopsis: Penelope Keeling, a woman close to her eighties, suffer a mild heart attack. During her ill health, she decides to assess her life and repair the troubled relationships she has with her children. But when they discover a painting by Penolope's father named 'Los buscadores de conchas', the reconciliation gets compromised. Even the painting has great emotional value for Penelope, her kids only see the economic profit that can be drawn from the sale of the painting.



  • Producer Central Independent Television, Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions (England), Marian Rees Associates (Unites States)
  • Director Waris Hussein
  • Photography Brian West
  • Art Direction Jane Martin
  • Edition Fred A. Chulack
  • Music James Di Pasquale
  • Sound designer Clive Winter
  • Casting Angela Lansbury, Irene Worth, Sam Wanamaker, Patricia Hodge, Anna Carteret, Sophie Ward, Denis Quilley, Serena Gordon, Michael Gough, Patrick Blackwell, Christopher Bowen, Tracey Childs, James Goodwin, Laura Goodwin, William Hope, Gemma Hubbard, Mark Lewis Jones, Andrew Keir, Cornelia Hayes O’Herlihy, John Rowe, David Simeon

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