Arcadia (12A)

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£7* | £5* under 25s

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7pm

Arcadia (12A)

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Arcadia (12A)

Showing times:

  • Tue 24 Jul: 7pm

Dir. Paul Wright, UK, 2017, 78 mins

Arcadia is a provocative and poetic new film about our contradictory relationship with the land, crafted from archive footage.

From the earliest days of movie making through rare and unseen footage, director Peter Wright shows us the changing relationship the British have with their land. From images of local celebrations and festivals to agricultural practices through the seasons, village life and lost crafts. Complimented by an expressive and captivating score from Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp).

Listen to Will Gregory and Adrian Utley discussing the film’s score here:   

‘With a soaring score by Portishead’s Adrian Utley and Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory, this film is a hypnotic blend of archetypal imagery that casts a spell over the viewer. Like ancient magic, it’s unpredictable, carrying one down into darkness as easily as up towards the light.’
JENNIE KERMODE, EYE FOR FILM 

‘Amazing ****ing film’
STANLEY DONWOOD, ARTIST

‘If you have the opportunity to see Arcadia, you should … Wright’s optimism and poeticism leaves you wanting to celebrate our land and our humanity.’
LIPPY REVIEW 

‘A dreamy study of rural life that’s both nostalgic and nightmarish … The sequences, although open to individual interpretation, have their effect guided by a score, from Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp), that colours the visuals with emotion. Repeating images demonstrate this when they are accompanied with either a haunting and sparse electronic beat or an uplifting harmonic string quartet.’
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Venue: Studio 74, Exeter Phoenix

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