• Film

Requiem for a Village


Time Out says

Here the dead quite literally arise, and an old man follows them into church where, his youth regained, he relives his wedding in a sleepy Suffolk village, now under siege from ice-cream vans, motorcycles and excavators. The film proceeds, within the framework of the old man's working day, slowly and with scrupulous detail, to build a picture of the village as it was in his youth. What separates the movie, however, from a mere wistful lament for happier times, is the way in which its parts cohere around the central conceit that, through memory, the past and present merge to form a bond which proves stronger than death itself.

Release Details

  • Duration:68 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:David Gladwell
  • Screenwriter:David Gladwell
  • Cast:
    • Vic Smith
    • the villagers of Witnesham and Metfield
    • Suffolk
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