Following the huge success of its sister film at LIFF30, here’s a chance to catch another glimpse into the past. Britain on Film: Rural Life takes audiences down the country lanes of the past, meandering through the dwindling customs of another era. Relive the work of the local blacksmith preparing shoes for the horses that will plough the fields, and the shepherd’s trials as he protects his flock from an encroaching storm. Be swept up in the homemade entertainment and giggles of children at the country fair and the joyful freedoms of the dance in the village hall.
Katy McGahan is a freelance writer and film researcher. She was formerly documentary curator at the BFI where she was the lead curator for the Britain on Film and Arts on Film projects.