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A COTTAGE ON DARTMOOR COMES TO SEAFORD

September 18th, 2017.


Seaford-based touring cinema company, Filmspot, is bringing a very special screening to Seaford Little Theatre on the 29th of September.


Anthony Asquith’s tense and atmospheric A Cottage on Dartmoor was made in 1929, during the transition from silent cinema to the ‘talkies’ – it is one of the very last true silent films made in the UK.

A simple tale, but beautifully told, A Cottage on Dartmoor tells of Joe, an assistant barber, who is in love with Sally, a manicurist. He reacts jealously as Sally rejects him in favour of another, with terrible consequences. This is, however, not a clean-cut ‘good vs. evil’ picture: the film has layers of both ambiguity and suspense. While touching on the themes of loneliness, lust and mental illness, A Cottage on Dartmoor is ultimately about both the joys and savagery of love.

Daring and inventive in his craftsmanship, Asquith drew inspiration from cinema around the globe, from the work of large Hollywood studios, to the Soviet masters and German Expressionists. Now a little-known gem, this sophisticated thriller frequently draws comparisons to Hitchcock.

Tickets £9 (£8 concessions) Online HERE

You can book in person or over the telephone from Seaford Tourist Information Centre: 37 Church St, Seaford, BN25 1HG; 01323 897426