Arcadia is a provocative and poetic film exploring our relationship with our land.

Year: 2017

Director: Paul Wright

Producer: John Archer

Executive Producers: Mark Bell, Mary Burke, Clara Glynn, Ross McKenzie

World Premiere: BFI London Film Festival 2017

Creative Scotland Investment: £90,000 Production Funding


From the earliest days of movie-making to the present day, through rare and unseen footage, we see the changing relationship the British have with their land. From images of local celebrations and festivals to agricultural practices through the seasons, village life and lost crafts.

Directed by BAFTA-winning director Paul WrightArcadia is a sensory journey into the beauty and brutality, magic and madness of our changing relationship with land and each other. The film combines over 100 years of archive film with a grand, expressive new score by Adrian Utley of Portishead and Will Gregory of Goldfrapp.

Arcadia will feature at The Museum of Modern Art's 18th edition of Doc Fortnight, an annual showcase of the best in non-fiction film.