Postcards from the 48%

Postcards from the 48% is a 2018 documentary film produced by David Wilkinson. It was made by, and features, members of the 48% of the UK electorate who voted Remain in the 2016 British EU Referendum.[1]

Postcards from the 48%
Directed byDavid Wilkinson
Produced byDavid Wilkinson
Release date
  • 23 June 2018 (2018-06-23) (Edinburgh International Film Festival)
  • 6 July 2018 (2018-07-06)
CountryUnited Kingdom


Wilkinson was interviewed by The Guardian during production. He stated that he was making a documentary for cinematic release rather than TV broadcast because "I would be forced to put the leavers’ side as well. That's not what the film is about. It's about solely championing [remainers]."[2]


A reviewer for The Times wrote that it "gives voice to the fears and the hopes of the nation's discontented remainers".[3] A reviewer for The Guardian wrote that "Wilkinson gathers and binds a pretty much unarguable case for persisting in trying to overturn Brexit."[4]


Postcards from the 48% had a test screening in the EU Parliament in Brussels on 10 April 2018 and opened on 23 June 2018 at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.[5] The film went on general release in the UK on 6 July 2018. It was released on DVD on 1 October 2018.[citation needed]


  1. "Postcards from the 48%". British Film Institute. 21 May 2018. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  2. Roberts, Dan (17 February 2017). "Remains of the day: film to document resistance to UK leaving EU". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  3. Maher, Kevin (6 July 2018). "Film review: Postcards from the 48%". The Times. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  4. Hoad, Phil (4 July 2018). "Postcards from the 48% review – the case for overturning Brexit". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  5. "Postcards from the 48%". Official Site. Archived from the original on 18 November 2018. Retrieved 7 July 2018.