The Owl Service (Peter Plummer (ITV) | England | 1969)
Peter Plummer (ITV) | England | 1969
A rare opportunity to see all 8 episodes of the seminal ITV adaption of Alan Garner’s The Owl Service on the big screen. Mixing folk tale, social commentary and young adult drama with a strong commitment to place, ‘The Owl Service’ follows Alison and her stepbrother Roger during their parents’ honeymoon in Wales. Together with Gwyn, the housekeeper’s son, Roger and Alison slowly find themselves drawn into the ancient Welsh myth of Blodeuwedd, Gronw and Lleu. Can the three manage to disentangle themselves before it’s too late, or is history doomed to repeat itself?
This screening was introduced with traditional harp music from Elinor Evans.