Young Tom Rouse Mary Hammond Reg Pyke said that the camera negative had now been located and had been delivered, along with a host of deleted scenes and out-take material, to the East Anglian Film Archive in Norwich where it would stored under proper conditions. Published in , the book painted a picture of country living at a time of change — its stories told in the voices of the farmers and villagers themselves. Main navigation for mobiles. It’s about us as Suffolk people. Aunt Ida Ted Dedman Email this article to a friend To send a link to this page you must be logged in.

A brilliant film that, had it been made in the canonised era of Italian neo-realism, would have been accordingly recognised as a classic. We used to go up with the ding and come down with the dong”. I’d like to thjank Peter Hall for making this film. Watch films on BFI Player. It tells the story of the village of Akenfield through the lives who have lived there. Luckily he was offered part time training at Chadacre Agricultural Institute, and became a skilled farm worker, herdsman, shepherd, and eventually a farm manager. It was our family’s story and I knew I wanted to turn it into a film,” he said.

Thus, it was deemed, this could not be construed as “acting” and would therefore not fall under Equity’s jurisdiction. Latest from the BFI Latest news, caet and opinion.

It seems that acting is in the blood because Garrow and Helen’s daughter Leah has just graduated from drama school and was on hand to get some career advice from Peter Hall who invited her to take part in some brief shots during the filming.

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Distribution and exhibition funding. Blythe had spent the winter of —7 listening to three generations of his Suffolk neighbours in akwnfield villages of Charsfield and Debach, recording their views on education, class, welfare, religion, farming and also death. Aunt Ida Ted Dedman Back in the school room which had now been remodelled as a comfortable lounge and hall way were Shaun Wood, forever remembered as the boy who cried, Allan Wright, as young Tom and Neil Scopes.


He drifts into ploughing a field like his grandfather, or dressed soldier garb like his father.

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We used to go up with the ding and come down with the dong”. Peter Hall’s Akenfield lives up to jovie billing as rural realism, being based Movle Three generations of a Suffolk farming come together jbashfield 22 November Future learning and skills — giving everyone the opportunity to build a lifelong relationship with film. Farming and therefore the countryside has undergone some enormous changes in the last 30 years, and I think Akenfield came along at exactly the right time to record those changes.

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Luckily he akenfiepd offered part time training at Chadacre Agricultural Institute, and became a skilled farm worker, herdsman, shepherd, and eventually a farm manager. In seeing through his eyes, we also see through the eyes of his ancestors. Akenfield is a film made by Peter Hall inbased loosely upon the book Akenfield: For these lads who were aged between six and 12 when the film took place, this was the first time they had seen one another since the filming took place.

All akenfied children in the film are all grown up and have got children of their own now.

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When this film came out init was unique for two reasons. It’s been great to see everyone again this weekend and it’s lovely hear all the memories and get them down on video.

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Share this Rating Title: Young Tom Rouse Mary Hammond Archive content sales and licensing. It is part history, social commentary and part melancholy in its approach to a bucolic past that some would now miss and others are glad to be rid of.

Retrieved from ” https: Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: His son, Tom’s father, was killed in the Second World Warand Tom has grown up hearing all sorts of stories from his grandfather.

All that has gone now. Seen through the eyes of his grandson, also called Tom, the film tells the story of that day, with frequent encounters between him and his grandfather. I think it chronicles an important time of change and because it uses real people, local people, I think that it captures the reality of the situation in way that actors wouldn’t have done.

THE spirit of Akenfield was reborn this weekend when cast and crew of the classic film held a nostalgic reunion on the film locations used 30 years ago. He, like “Tom”, might have gone on to a good school, but there was no money for that, and he started at age 14 on a Suffolk farm, living-in, “all found” and no wages at all for the first year.