Arcadia is a new film from BAFTA award-winning Scottish director Paul Wright which explores our complex relationship with the land. Using over 100 archive film clips from the last 100 years and a grand, expressive new score from Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp), the film goes on a sensory, visceral journey through the contrasting seasons, exploring the beauty and brutality, magic and madness of our changing relationship with the land and each other. Co-produced by Common Ground, Arcadia was funded by the BFI, Creative Scotland and BBC.
In cinemas from 21 June 2018 (see venues below).
If you loved The Moon and the Sledgehammer then you’ll love this. I’m pretty sure there is a clip from that documentary used in the Arcadia trailer below.
“…and yet they tell the poor people that they must be content with their poverty and they shall have their heaven hereafter, why may we not have our heaven here”
Arthouse Crouch End
From 2 July
From 9 July
Errol Flynn Northampton
Theatr Mwldan Cardigan
Further Reading: Author Paul Kingsnorth and co-founder of the Dark Mountain Project (https://dark-mountain.net/) has written an article about the film for Little Toller’s online journal The Clearing: