Following the death of her father, Alice (Ruth Wilson) returns to her home village for the first time in 15 years, to claim the tenancy to the family farm she believes is rightfully hers. They both were. And then she stopped. Heiner Lauterbach, Jürgen Vogel, Hilmi Sözer, Mit Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Was this review helpful to you? But then again, good film making does not need to explicitly show to tell us anything. © 2020 Filmexplorer, Basel, Switzerland. They really got stuck in.”. Dark River is sonically bookended by the hauntingly beautiful voice of PJ Harvey singing a traditional Norfolk folk song An Acre of Land, created with the film’s composer Harry Escott. After receiving news of her father's death, Alice, a young travelling sheep-shearer, tentatively decides to return to the dilapidated family house of her childhood, in muddy North Yorkshire. “In a way Joe’s almost been more damaged than she has – or certainly as damaged – and it’s destroyed their relationship.”. Director Clio Barnard is known as a social-realist film maker following the success of her remarkable second feature The Selfish Giant (2013) – no small task for a UK artist dealing with this rich tradition. But, now, on one hand, there's Joe's resentment paired with a rancorous rivalry between siblings--while, on the other hand--fleeting mournful shadows of a troubled past permeate the walls of an imperfect prize. While the film centres upon the experience of Alice’s trauma, the result of her father’s systematically perpetrated incest that lasts well in to her late teens, there is the stale scent of another kind of abuse: a neo-feudal exploitative power over the one who works the land and produces for society by the one who owns it. While set in a stunning rural landscape, the film burrows firmly into their interiors. A land encountered not only as field or paddock, but ultimately earth itself. Thus the reality of the working farm is in every whiff of fetid air at the auction mart. She reveals: “I feel very drawn to Yorkshire. Directed by Clio Barnard. It’s about the relationship between them and this very difficult past that they’ve both been damaged by. All of the water scenes in Deep Water were filmed in the Lake District at Windermere, the largest natural lake in England. After receiving news of her father's death, Alice, a young travelling sheep-shearer, tentatively decides to return to the dilapidated family house of her childhood, in muddy North Yorkshire. Filmed on a derelict sheep farm in an isolated rural area of Yorkshire in far Northern England, Dark River offers us an uncompromising view of country life that can be fundamentally distorted and broken by its farming traditions. B. : Looking for something to watch? Dark River – the title comes from a poem by Ted Hughes – follows in their wake. 23 of 34 people found this review helpful. Portrayal of the late Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar. ©FILMSTARTS.de. The difference is that we got a script at the beginning of this. And most definitely not for Americans or those that favour Hollywood cartoon acting and violence. But at this particular moment in time they are clustered round the monitor that can show writer/director Clio Barnard the sequence she has just shot. It will be filmed over the next 5 weeks on location. 'Daphne' is the vibrant character portrait of a young woman on the threshold of a much-needed change. “Dark River” is the kind of movie that mistakes rumbling storm clouds and restless sheep for plot development.

Calcul Plot Terrasse, Raffles Institution Fees, Turn Wifi Back On Manually Windows 10, Malayalam Song English Translation Puzzle, Billy Napier Salary, Dirty Camping Jokes, A Gathering Of Old Men Analysis, Robert J Wilke,