Runtime: 68 mins
Subtitles: English (optional, for hearing-impaired)
Published/distributed by BFI
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Flipside 018: Requiem for a Village: Dual Format Edition [Blu ray + DVD] RRP 19.99
The idyllic, rural past of a Suffolk village comes to life through the memories of an old man who tends a country graveyard, in this extraordinary, little-seen film from David Gladwell. Although best known for his celebrated work as editor on Lindsay Andersons If.... and O Lucky Man!, Gladwell has, until now, rarely been recognised as the director of a number of ground-breaking films.
Extras* Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
* A Summer Discord (Gladwell, 1955, 17 minutes, silent): a visionary drama centre around a young girl's argument with her mother
* Miss Thompson Goes Shopping (Gladwell, 1958, 23 minutes): a sensitive and inventive portrait of an elderly lady's shopping trip
* The Great Steam Fair (David Gladwell, Derrick Knight, 1964, 18 minutes): an assured, lyrical example of Gladwell's extensive work as editor and director of documentary shorts
* An Untitled Film (Gladwell, 1964, 9 minutes): an extraordinary piece of film art, exploring the power, beauty and violence contained in a single moment of time
* Booklet, illustrated with Gladwell's recent paintings, featuring essays by filmmaker Elizabeth Sussex, Rob Young and William Fowler.