Long Forgotten Fields

Directed by: Jon Stanford
UK | 79 minutes
Screenings
VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 4
Mon 26th Sep 13:00

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VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 4
Thu 29th Sep 20:30

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Set in the Shropshire countryside, Long Forgotten Fields portrays the devastating effects of war on British soldiers long after they’ve left the battlefield. Sam is on leave from Afghanistan. Back in England he reunites with his long-term girlfriend Lily, but his memories of war continue to haunt him. His strong feelings for Lily and realisation of the psychological impacts of his profession cause him to question his commitment to the army. What follows is an exploration of isolation, loyalty and individual struggle, all set against the backdrop of young love. Long Forgotten Fields takes a refreshingly unmoralistic approach to a subject that has been explored countless times in cinema. By avoiding the explicit violence of the warzone and focusing rather on the turmoil of the individual, director Jon Stanford creates a non-sensational and touching film about youth in chaos. Sam and Lily’s naivety and romantic frustration is instantly recognisable, bringing a personal relatability to the struggle of soldiers and their families in a post-war world. Rebecca Birch and Tom Campion perfectly offset each other’s performances, creating a provocative mix of delicacy and danger which establishes Long Forgotten Fields as a truly accomplished debut feature film.
Runtime
79
Cast
Tom Campion
Rebecca Birch
Simon Armstrong
Frances Ruffelle
Paul Sadot
Country
UK
Director(s)
Jon Stanford
Writer(s)
Jon Stanford
DoP(s)
Benjamin Thomas
Producer(s)
Ben Caird
Jon Stanford
co-producer Charlotte Pegram
Screening Status
World Premiere
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