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.

“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.

Venues

May

26 May
Preview: Southend Film Festival

June

From 21 June
BFI Southbank
Richmix
Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast
Hyde Park Picturehouse, Leeds

From 22 June
Barbican, London
Watershed Bristol
DCA, Dundee
Glasgow Film Theatre

23 June
Arthouse Crouch End

July

From 2 July
Filmhouse Edinburgh

From 6 July
Belmont, Aberdeen Timber Festival, Derbyshire

From 9 July
Errol Flynn Northampton

16 July
Storyhouse, Chester

24 July
Exeter Phoenix

August

9 August
Roses Tewksbury

September

16 September
Catstrand, Dumfries and Galloway

23 September
Theatr Mwldan Cardigan

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