Requiem for a Village
A film by David Gladwell
The idyllic, rural past of a Suffolk village comes to life through the memories of an old man who tends a country graveyard, in this extraordinary, little-seen film from David Gladwell. Although best known for his celebrated work as editor on Lindsay Anderson’s If…. and O Lucky Man!, Gladwell has, until now, rarely been recognised as the director of a number of groundbreaking films.
- Presented in both high definition and standard definition.
- A Summer Discord (Gladwell, 1955, 17 min, silent): a visionary drama centre around a young girl’s argument with her mother.
- Miss Thompson Goes Shopping (Gladwell, 1958, 23 min): a sensitive and inventive portrait of an elderly lady’s shopping trip.
- The Great Steam Fair (David Gladwell, Derrick Knight, 1964, 18 min): an assured, lyrical example of Gladwell’s extensive work as editor and director of documentary shorts.
- An Untitled Film (Gladwell, 1964, 9 min): an extraordinary piece of film art, exploring the power, beauty and violence contained in a single moment of time.
- Booklet, illustrated with Gladwell’s recent paintings, featuring essays by filmmaker Elizabeth Sussex, Rob Young and William Fowler.
English for the hard-of-hearing
Original aspect ratio
- 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories
- B - Includes most European and Middle-Eastern countries, all of Africa, Australia and New Zealand