Penda's Fen (Alan Clarke | England | 1974 | 12)
Alan Clarke | England | 1974 | 12
One of the first folk horror films, ‘Penda’s Fen’ is a startling evocation of the deep echoes of the past within Worcestershire’s Malvern Hills. Through a series of real and imagined encounters with angels, demons and England’s pagan past, Stephen (a pastor’s son) begins to question his religion and politics whilst coming to terms with his sexuality.
This screening was introduced by a special 30-minute set from celebrated Scots folk musician Alasdair Roberts.