Campbell’s visual sense is already so strong you long to see where she’s heading next, The Times
Premiering at the Venice Film Festival, it is a gorgeous, giddy trip through England’s
The film features the acting debut of acclaimed singer/songwriter Beth Orton, alongside acting veteran Muhammet Uzuner (ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA) and a cast of young newcomers from the West Country. With recordings from Chris Watson and music by Eric Chenaux, the film continued to play at festivals around the world.
Like my Neighbour Totoro adapted to live action by Terence Malick, Sight & Sound
I was spellbound by such fragile, yet tenacious performances, Raising Films
Eloquent moments of aching sadness, subtle suggestion and, for the viewer, profound realisation, One Room With a View
Joining a select but honourable lineage of British works that display an acute sense of the potencies of place, weather and the
With excellent use of painting, still photographs and a genuinely evocative sound-scape, it explores the handing on of experience and the fundamental unknowability at the heart of families and between generations, what might be thought of as the intimate otherness of people (sensitively caught in the ventriloquising witness of a silent night window familial encounter).
Both a heightened realist study of regional lives and (be)longing and a dream of childhood epiphanies among the extraordinary-ordinary days of the suburban /rural borderlands, ‘LightYears’ shines with an art- ist’s pleasure in associative narrative and place-making. A true-to-life tale of growing up, a fable of being lost and found, it’s a journey into the woods – and out again – that deserves to be widely seen, and striking evidence of a welcome new ensemble of talent, full of conviction in the possibilities of their art. The Whitechapel Gallery