Directed by Paul Wright, Music by Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp)
Award-winning director Paul Wright (For Those in Peril) explores the complex connection to the British countryside with an archival remix drawn from more than 100 years of Britain on film. With a new score by Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp), Arcadia embarks on a visceral sensory journey through the seasons, exploring the beauty, brutality, magic and madness of our changing relationship with both the land and each other. This fresh new work crafted from the past is a folk horror wrapped in an archive film; get ready for a very strange trip indeed...
Paul Wright’s flickering montage is an absorbing odyssey through bucolic calm, bizarre eccentricity and what appears to be real-life horror paganism.Peter Bradshaw — The Guardian
An exhilarating audio-visual journeySight & Sound
There is magic in this film.Uncut
Black & White/Color, 78 mins. In English