On the Black Hill

United Kingdom, 1988

Film
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Based on the novel by Bruce Chatwin, this is an unrelenting portrayal of the raw experience of rural farm life in the Welsh border country. Starting in 1895, it focuses on the lives of four generations of a farming community and spans 85 years. At the heart of the story is the intense relationship between identical twin brothers, Benjamin (Mike Gwilym) and Lewis (Robert Gwilym) Jones. The film ultimately expresses the healing nature of time and the promise of the future.

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Credits

director

Andrew Grieve

producer

Jennifer Howarth

production company

British Film Institute

Duration

01:53:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1988

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304208

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q7091301

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