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BFI Recommends: A Life on the Farm

This surreal story is a moving portrait of a farmers quiet rural existence in Somerset, and the inspiring legacy of his long-lost home movies.

BFI Recommends are feature and short recommendations for young aspiring screen creatives. Delivered by Fabrica on behalf of Young Film Network South East, supported with National Lottery funding.

A Life on the Farm / 2022 / 1hr&15mins / Rated 12A

This surreal story is a moving portrait of a farmers quiet rural existence in Somerset, and the inspiring legacy of his long-lost home movies.

When filmmaker Oscar Harding’s grandfather passed away in the rural English county of Somerset, his family inherited an extraordinary video tape – a feature-length home movie from neighbour Charles Carson. Charles was an inventor, an outsider artist, and a pioneer of death positivity, to name just a few of the filmmaking farmer’s achievements. Charles’ life and work are examined by those who knew him best, as well as a whole new generation of fans who have been inspired by the legacy he left behind.

This screening is also delivered in partnership with Fabrica’s young film programmers Fresh Perspectives and Bulldog Film Distribution.

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Date

Thu
21st Mar

Time

6.00pm

Venue

Fabrica Gallery

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Director

Oscar Harding

Production Year

2022

Certificate

12A

Runtime

75 mins

Cost

£6.50/£4.50/Pay what you can