|Sun 4th October||1.30pm|
Dir: Magali Pettier | UK | 2015 | 86 mins
This fantastic documentary is winning audiences over wherever it plays. In the North Pennines, tenant farmers Tom and Kay spend their days looking after their flock of prized sheep. Director Magali Pettier (herself a farmer’s daughter) follows a year in their lives, capturing both the stark, stunning beauty of the landscape and the brutally hard graft it takes just to survive. Their children are growing up close to the land, attending a school entirely comprised of farmers’ children, thoroughly immersed in their remote rural world. As the seasons change the couple help birth, groom, nurture and sell their sheep – even when the odds are stacked against them.
“A terrific documentary explores the lives of a family in the north Pennines trying to rear the perfect sheep” **** Mark Kermode, Observer
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