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Arcadia Rated 12A


Dir. Paul Wright. UK, 2017. 1h 19m.

An exhilarating study of Britain’s shifting – and contradictory – relationship with the land compiled from 100 years of archive footage. Set to an expressive score by Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp) alongside folk music from the likes of Anne Briggs, this captivating film captures the beauty, magic and sheer madness of rural Britain.

'Paul Wright’s flickering montage is an absorbing odyssey through bucolic calm, bizarre eccentricity and what appears to be real-life horror paganism’ ★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

'Gorgeous fields shimmer; time-lapse plants shoot; naturists gyre and gimbal; pagan rites are hinted at.’ Nigel Andrews, The FT