DARK RIVER

by Clio Barnard
DARK RIVER

Informations

Nation: UK

Year: 2017

Length: 89'

35° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

After Alice’s father dies, she returns to Yorkshire, where she grew up. She hadn’t been back in fifteen years and her older brother Joe seems different to her, after years of hardship and sacrifice running the family business and taking care of their sick father. Taken aback at his sister’s return, Joe is unable to establish a rapport with her and, for her part, she feels the weight of painful childhood memories.

Director

Clio Barnard

Clio Barnard

Clio Barnard (UK) is an artist who has been involved in audio-visual works for years. Her works have participated at various international festivals; they have been exhibited in galleries like the Tate Modern and the Tate Britain in London and MoMA in New York, and have been broadcast by the most important English channels, including Channel 4. In 2005 she won the prize created by England’s Paul Hamlyn Foundation for emerging artists. The Arbor, her debut feature film, was selected at the Torino Film Festival, in Onde section. She then directed The Selfish Giant (2013), which premiered at the Director’s Fortnight in Cannes and then won the Label Europa Cinemas Award.

Filmography:
Dirt and Science (cm, 1988), Lambeth Mash (cm, doc., 2000), Random Acts of Intimacy (cm, 2002), Flood (cm, 2003), Dark Glass (cm, 2006), The Arbor (doc., 2010), The Selfish Giant (2013), Dark River (2017).

Cast and Credits

regia, soggetto, sceneggiatura/director, story, screenplay
Clio Barnard
fotografia/cinematography
Adriano Goldman
montaggio/film editing
Nick Fenton, Luke Dunkley
scenografia/production design
Helen Scott
costumi/costume design
Matthew Price
musica/music
Harry Escott
suono/sound
Tim Barker
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Ruth Wilson (Alice Bell), Mark Staley (Joe Bell), Esme Creed-Miles (la giovane/young Alice), Aiden McCullough (il giovane/young Joe)
produttore/producer
Tracy O’Riordan
produzione/production
Moonspun Films, Left Bank Pictures


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contatti/contacts
Protagonist Pictures
David Bartholomew
david@protagonistpictures.com
www.protagonistpictures.com

Director statement

“As rural communities become increasingly gentrified people who have worked the land for generations are forced out. We have a fantasy about rural England that is maintained at a cost and is based on a Romantic approach to a specific aesthetic of landscape, creating a false sense that there is no connection between rural life and industry. This is a dangerous fantasy for many reasons – not least because it disconnects us rather than connects us to the reality, beauty and brutality of the land.”

Synopsis Learn more

After Alice’s father dies, she returns to Yorkshire, where she grew up. She hadn’t been back in fifteen years and her older brother Joe seems different to her, after years of hardship and sacrifice running the family business and taking care of their sick father. Taken aback at his sister’s return, Joe is unable to establish a rapport with her and, for her part, she feels the weight of painful childhood memories.

Director All about direction

Clio Barnard

Clio Barnard

Clio Barnard (UK) is an artist who has been involved in audio-visual works for years. Her works have participated at various international festivals; they have been exhibited in galleries like the Tate Modern and the Tate Britain in London and MoMA in New York, and have been broadcast by the most important English channels, including Channel 4. In 2005 she won the prize created by England’s Paul Hamlyn Foundation for emerging artists. The Arbor, her debut feature film, was selected at the Torino Film Festival, in Onde section. She then directed The Selfish Giant (2013), which premiered at the Director’s Fortnight in Cannes and then won the Label Europa Cinemas Award.

Filmography:
Dirt and Science (cm, 1988), Lambeth Mash (cm, doc., 2000), Random Acts of Intimacy (cm, 2002), Flood (cm, 2003), Dark Glass (cm, 2006), The Arbor (doc., 2010), The Selfish Giant (2013), Dark River (2017).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, soggetto, sceneggiatura/director, story, screenplay
Clio Barnard
fotografia/cinematography
Adriano Goldman
montaggio/film editing
Nick Fenton, Luke Dunkley
scenografia/production design
Helen Scott
costumi/costume design
Matthew Price
musica/music
Harry Escott
suono/sound
Tim Barker
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Ruth Wilson (Alice Bell), Mark Staley (Joe Bell), Esme Creed-Miles (la giovane/young Alice), Aiden McCullough (il giovane/young Joe)
produttore/producer
Tracy O’Riordan
produzione/production
Moonspun Films, Left Bank Pictures


**
contatti/contacts
Protagonist Pictures
David Bartholomew
david@protagonistpictures.com
www.protagonistpictures.com

Director statement Read more

“As rural communities become increasingly gentrified people who have worked the land for generations are forced out. We have a fantasy about rural England that is maintained at a cost and is based on a Romantic approach to a specific aesthetic of landscape, creating a false sense that there is no connection between rural life and industry. This is a dangerous fantasy for many reasons – not least because it disconnects us rather than connects us to the reality, beauty and brutality of the land.”