Caught by the River

Arcadia: A Common Ground Film

16th April 2018

At the end of last week, we shared news of a new Stanley Donwood print, commissioned by Common Ground for their film Arcadia. Now, we are pleased to share the film’s poster featuring Stanley’s artwork, along with details of its release.

Arcadia, the new film from the BAFTA award-winning Scottish director Paul Wright (whose debut feature For Those in Peril premiered at Cannes in 2013), explores our complex connection to the land we live in. Combining over 100 film clips from the last 100 years and a grand, expressive new score by musicians Adrian Utley from Portishead and Will Gregory from Goldfrapp, the film goes on a sensory, visceral journey through the contrasting seasons, exploring the beauty and brutality, magic and madness of our changing relationship with the land and each other. A folk horror wrapped in an archive film, it’s a very strange trip indeed.  

Arcadia will be released by the BFI in selected cinemas UK-wide and on BFI Player on the symbolic, celebratory day, Summer Solstice, 21 June 2018, followed by a BFI DVD/Blu-ray release on 20 August. There will also be a soundtrack album – details of which will be available soon.

Watch a clip from the film below: