Arcadia is a new film about our changing relationship with the land, crafted from footage in the British Film Institute National Archive. 

Paul Wright (For Those in Peril) constructs a beautiful paean to the land, set to a soundtrack by Will Gregory and Adrian Utley.

From the earliest days of movie-making to the present day, the film will feature rare and unseen material of local celebrations and festivals, agricultural practices through the seasons, village life and lost crafts, and will examine change in rural life and landscape. Arcadia is a first of its kind archive film for television, cinema release, festivals and live performance, combining newly digitised and previously unseen archive footage with a contemporary narrative and newly commissioned soundtrack.

Arcadia is produced by Hopscotch Films, Crossover and Common Ground, with the support of the British Film Institute National Archive.


Director – Paul Wright
Producers – John Archer, Mark Atkin, Adrian Cooper
UK 2017
Prod Co – Hopscotch Films


Curzon Soho Cinema, Screen 1
Sunday 08 October 2017 18:30
BFI Southbank, NFT2
Wednesday 11 October 2017 15:30

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