A film showing as part of the Borderlines Film Festival
Filmed in Hereford and Monmouth. A film made by and with the filmmakers’ family, reflecting the familial narrative of the film.
All things buried will resurface. A terminally ill archeologist’s world is thrown into turmoil when forced to exhibit the 2000-year-old body he excavated with his former student lover. As he desperately connects with his son, his relationship with his daughter deteriorates. He concocts an ‘archaeology of the living’ and enlists the help of a young guard at the university who has his own reasons for an intense devotion to the body. His final address at the opening of the exhibition becomes the haunting soundtrack to his final act of redemption.
Directors Lynda Myer-Bennett & Clive Myer will introduce the film with Q&As to follow.
DIRECTORS: Lynda Myer-Bennett & Clive Myer
STARRING: John Mackay, Gemma Lawrence, Perry Jaques, Dorothea Myer-Bennett, Piers Hampton, Paul Currier, Stefan Adegbola, Rosie Nicholls.
1 HOUR 56 MINUTES (plus Q&A)
Developed with the support of Ffilm Cymru Wales
Developed with the proceeds of the National Lottery through The Arts Council of Wales
Concessions and members discounts apply
Borderlines Film Festival 2024 is bigger than ever
Britain’s biggest rural film festival, one of the six largest film festivals in the UK, is set to take place from 1 – 17 March with a record number of screenings and events, just short of 300 in total. Borderlines covers a large area of country with 23 venues across Herefordshire, Shropshire, Malvern and the Marches, from mixed-arts centres and art deco picture palaces to remote village halls.
Supported by the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery, the Elmley Foundation and Hereford City Council, Borderlines offers audiences the opportunity to watch some of the very best new releases, including Oscar and BAFTA nominated titles like All of Us Strangers and The Zone of Interest, American Fiction and Anatomy of a Fall (winner of the 2023 Palme d’Or at Cannes).