Debenham Library Event
Akenfield: a film by Ronald Blythe Event
In the Debenham Primary School Hall. Entrance via the Library
Contact name: Tony Hutt email@example.com
Bookings: 861940 / 07507 802360 or Debenham Library or Websters Newsagents
Doors open 7pm, film starts 7.30pm |
Licensed Bar & icecreams available
film duration: 98 minutes plus shorts
We are showing the digitally remastered Blu-ray version on the big screen, so it will be a lot better than the DVD!
There will also be one or two “shorts” of local or historical interest, and perhaps trailers for our future films. Book early to avoid disappointment!
If we get sufficient demand there may be repeat performances.
Bring a cushion for comfort if needed. A study of the life of the people of a Suffolk village across three generations. Based (loosely) on the book Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village by Ronald Blythe.
Directed by Sir Peter Hall in 1974 and often described as “a work of rural realism”, it was filmed on location in the villages just west of Wickham Market, notably Hoo, Debach, Charsfield, Monewden, Dallinghoo, Letheringham and Pettistree.
Local people had the starring and support roles, acting out the stories of three generations of one family under Peter Hall’s direction. The actors in the film were non-professional, drawn from the local population, and therefore speak with authentic accents and play their parts in a manner unaffected by the habit of stage or screen performance.
Music: Michael Tippett's Fantasia Concertante on a theme by Corelli.