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Miss Savidge

UK, 1983 (MIFF 1984)

Director: Witold Stok

In 1969 in order save her medieval house, May Savage dismantled it, numbering all the separate pieces. With the use of eleven lorries, she moved from Ware, Herts., Wells-next-to-the-sea, Norfolk, where she is re-erecting and living in her house.

This creative documentary captures the rhythm of a woman's lonely and endless task. She saws, chisels, hammers, builds, survives Spartan conditions yet, as her voice-over discloses, she never loses hope. But twelve years after it's dismantling the house still remains unfinished.

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