The reunion of a sister and two brothers provides Davies and Smith with the basis for an experimentation with, and partial dislocation of, traditional narrative structures. City Farm has been compared to a crossword puzzle, but the precision necessary in crossword design is certainly lacking from the film's final shape. A sympathetic tone and worthy ambition do not finally disguise a lack of control over material and direction.
Cast and crew
John Davies, Robert Smith
Peter J Rome Rosie Tennent Andy Greenhouse Chris Charles Pam Hemmingway