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A Life On The Farm + Director Q&A (12A)

The Gentleman Farmer (Short)

Mon 04 Sep 2023


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Rated 12A


£8* Standard | £5* Student / Under 25s



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A Life On The Farm + Director Q&A (12A)

Dir. Oscar Harding
2022 | 72 (+ Q&A) | UK


  • Mon 04 Sept: 8pm

This feel-good, quirky documentary captures the life and times of one eccentric, Somersetian farmer and his secret passion for home movie making.

When filmmaker Oscar Harding’s grandfather passed away in the rural English county of Somerset, his family inherited an extraordinary video tape – a feature-length home movie from neighbour Charles Carson.

Charles was an inventor, an outsider artist, and a pioneer of death positivity, to name just a few of the filmmaking farmer’s achievements. Charles’ life and work are examined by those who knew him best, as well as a whole new generation of fans who have been inspired by the legacy he left behind.

A Life On The Farm is an exploration and celebration of Charles Carson and his movies, rescued from obscurity, which present a moving and laugh-out-loud document of a vision of rural life in danger of being lost to history.

Join director Oscar Harding and producer Edward Lomas for a post screening conversation.

The screening will be proceeded by the short film The Gentleman Farmer


Struggling financially and dependant on his livestock, The Farmer must search for his lambs when they are stolen the day before the big market.

Having grown up on a small working-class farm on the edge of Exmoor, Nathan Powles wrote The Gentleman Farmer as a light yet gritty reflection of some of the many struggles facing small-scale farmers in England. The Farmer (Edward Rowe; Bait, Enys Men) is the nameless embodiment of those farmers who are struggling to keep up with the climate and being forced into a tough decision between tradition and change.

∆ BBFC Rating Details:

Images of real dead bodies, infrequent strong language


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