Arcadia

In cinemas from 21 June 2018.

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.

“The must-see British documentary of the year” — The Culture Trip

“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.

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Venues

July

From 14 July
BFI Southbank

16 July
Storyhouse, Chester
Corn Exchange, Wallingford

23 July
Hebden Bridge Picture House

24 July
Exeter Phoenix
Stamford Arts Centre

26 July
Ipswich Film Theatre

From 28 July
Ultimate Picture Palace, Oxford

31 July
David Lean Cinema, Croydon

August

From 3 August
Chapter, Cardiff

4 Aug
Firstsite Colchester

12 Aug
Nottingham Broadway

From 17 Aug
Sheffield Showroom

From 22 August
Plough Arts Centre

25 Aug
Chichester Film Festival

September

16 September
Catstrand, Dumfries and Galloway

23 September
Theatr Mwldan Cardigan

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