From the Sea to the Land Beyond

A unique collaboration between award-winning filmmaker Penny Woolcock and one of Britain’s best loved bands, British Sea Power.

From the Sea to the Land Beyond is a unique collaboration between award-winning filmmaker Penny Woolcock and one of Britain’s best loved bands, British Sea Power.

Using decades of BFI Archive Footage, the film explores the role the coast plays in our lives; whether it’s a trip into busy, colourful seaside towns or the remote Scottish Isles. The film is an evocative and sometimes nostalgic piece of work to inspire people to think about their own experiences and opinions on the British coast. The soundtrack of the film

is a score composed and performed by British Sea Power, a band famed for their live performances.

Special features

  • Making the Sea and the Land Beyond (2013, 25 min): documentary with interviews with British Sea Power, Penny Woolcock and producers Mark Atkin and Heather Croall.
  • S.S Saxonia in Liverpool (James Kenyon, Sagar Mitchell, 1901, 3 min): passengers and crew boarding the SS Saxonia.
  • Cunard Mail Steamer Lucania Leaving for America (James Kenyon, Sagar Mitchell,1901, 3 min): early footage of the Lucania passenger liner.
  • Beside the Seaside (Marion Grierson, 1935, 23 min): Londoners flock to the South Coast to enjoy themselves by the seaside during a heatwave.
  • Worker’s Weekend (Ralph Eaton, 1943, 13 min): the workers of the Vickers Armstrong factory in Broughton assemble a Wellington Bomber in the record time of 24-and-a-half hours.
  • Caller Herrin’ (Alan Harper, 1947, 20 min): the story of the herring fisheries in the North Sea.
  • Introductions to all the short films by Penny Woolcock.
  • British Sea Power in rehearsal (Ian Potts, 2012, 6 min): footage of the band working on the film score.
  • Film and location identification track.
  • Illustrated booklet with an introductory essay by Penny Woolcock, film notes and credits.

Product information

    • Certificate

      Exempt

    • Colour

      Colour and Black/white

    • Sound

      Sound

    • Running time

      73mins

    • Original aspect ratio

      1.33:1

    • DVD region

      • 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories

    • Catalogue number

      BFIVD967

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