Directed by Paul Wright
Music by Adrian Utley, Will Gregory
Distributed by BFI
Scouring 100 years of archive footage, BAFTA-winner Paul Wright constructs an exhilarating study of the British people’s shifting — and contradictory — relationship to the land. The film goes on a sensory, visceral journey through the contrasting seasons, taking in folk carnivals and fetes, masked parades, water divining and harvesting. Set to a grand, expressive new score from Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp) alongside folk music from the likes of Anne Briggs, Wright’s captivating film essay captures the beauty and brutality, and the magic and madness of rural Britain.
“Arcadia is a revolutionary document” — Paul Kingsnorth, author
“An exhilarating audio-visual journey” — Sight & Sound
“There is magic in this film. 9/10” — Uncut
Official Selection at 2017 BFI London Film Festival, 2018 Glasgow Film Festival.
Arthouse Crouch End
From 2 July
From 9 July
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