Akenfield

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Time Out says

A fitfully engaging oddity, adapted by Ronald Blythe from his own study of everyday life, past and present, in a Suffolk farming village. The use of non-professional actors is for the most part effective in a sub-Loachian kind of way, but the intercutting between the largely prosaic lives of Akenfield's contemporary inhabitants, and the harsher but seemingly more lyrical existence of their Edwardian forebears, makes for some fairly simplistic contrasts. That said, Ivan Strasberg's lush, soft-focus landscape photography - especially when accompanied by the lilting pastoral strains of Tippett's 'Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli' - imbues the past with a not unappealing romantic aura.
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Release details

UK release:

1974

Duration:

98 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Peter Hall

Cast:

Ida Page, Lyn Brooks, Barbara Tilney, Peggy Cole, Garrow Shand, Stanley Baxter

Music:

Michael Tippett

Production Designer:

Ian Whittaker

Art Director:

Roger Christian

Editor:

Rex Pyke

Cinematography:

Ivan Strasburg

Screenwriter:

Ronald Blythe

Producer:

Rex Pyke, Peter Hall

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John

Take a step back in time for a window on Suffolk. A beautiful film that captures the interest of young and old.

John

Take a step back in time for a window on Suffolk. A beautiful film that captures the interest of young and old.