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REQUIEM FOR A VILLAGE

UK, 1975 (MIFF 1977)

Director: David Gladwell

A highly complex work by David Gladwell, Requiem for a Village, is an epitaph for a way of life, seen through the eyes of an old man. He recalls aspects of life in a Suffolk village before the onslaught of asphalt and machinery.

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