at the Brighton Buddhist Centre
17 Tichborne Street, Brighton, BN1 1UR
Friday 13 May, 8.30pm
Cottage on Dartmoor
We are delighted to bring a very special screening to the Brighton Buddhist Centre as part of Brighton Fringe 2016. Anthony Asquith’s tense and atmospheric ‘A Cottage on Dartmoor’ was made in 1929, during the transition from silent cinema to the ‘talkies’. The film will be presented with a live score, performed by acclaimed pianist Joss Peach.
A simple tale, but beautifully told, ‘A Cottage on Dartmoor’ tells of Joe, an assistant barber, who is in love with Sally, a manicurist. He reacts jealously as Sally rejects him in favour of another, with terrible consequences. This is, however, not a clean-cut ‘good vs. evil’ picture: the film has layers of both ambiguity and suspense. While touching on the themes of loneliness, lust and mental illness, ‘A Cottage on Dartmoor’ is ultimately about both the joys and savagery of love.
Daring and inventive in his craftsmanship, Asquith drew inspiration from cinema around the globe, from the work of large Hollywood studios, to the Soviet masters and German Expressionists. Now a little-known gem, this sophisticated thriller frequently draws comparisons to Hitchcock. It is easy to see why, as you will be on the edge of your seat throughout!
Tickets cost £10, from the Brighton Fringe Box Office