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Beautifully filmed, bitter sweet journey
on 8 August 2011
Saw this film at Sidmouth Manor Pavilion during Folk Week. The opening animated sequence with the faux earth-legend worried me a bit at first, but after that is over, the film becomes a wonderful exploration of one mans initially unwilling relationship with his family traditional dance roots.
Beautifully photographed, the film is touching, witty, and informative. Morris dancers and folkies will love this, but anyone with a passing interest in what it means to be English in todays multi-cultural society should see this.
Don't expect the humour of "Morris: A Life with bells", this is a far more truer film about the Morris, although in places very funny, in others it may move you to tears. The scene where Adderbury Village Morris Men sing "Happy The Man", a trad morris song from their village, to commemerate their fallen ancesters at a war grave in Flanders will bring a lump to your throat.
Congrats to all involved in making this film.