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.

Credits

director

Andrew Grieve

producer

Jennifer Howarth

production company

British Film Institute

Language

English

Duration

01:53:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

38932

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Literature → English literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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