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