A Weekend in the Country


A two-day film festival in Broughton-in-Furness focusing on the rural landscape. Also featuring a live performance by Nancy Elizabeth

The festival will bring together ten films (three features and seven independent shorts) which explore aspects of the rural landscape. Feature films screening during the weekend include the award winning Sleep Furiously, which documents a year in the life of a tiny Welsh village,  the classic 1937 film The Edge of the World (a must see on the big screen!) and the award winning Modern Life; an affectionate and often very funny study of rural farmers in the remote French countryside.

The short films include This is My Land by Ben Rivers which documents a man who lives a self sustainable life in a small house in the middle of a Scottish wood, the moving Portrait of Ga by Margaret Tait which captures her childhood home in Orkney and Emily Richardson’s Aspect which records a year in the life of a forest through changes in light and sound.

Talks by Northern Art Prize winner, Karen Guthrie and conservationist Bill Shaw will introduce the films and on the Saturday evening there will be a live performance by acclaimed singer/songwriter Nancy Elizabeth.’

A collaboration with Samantha Allan

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