From the Sea to the Land Beyond (2012), the uplifting and inspirational film by award-winning director Penny Woolcock (Tina Goes Shopping, The Principles of Lust), is a lyrical portrait of Britain’s coastline, created through an exquisitely beautiful combination of evocative archive footage – drawn from the BFI National Archive – and stirring music. To celebrate its DVD release on 21 January, we’re offering our readers the chance to win one of THREE copies of Woolcock’s film, courtesy of the BFI. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.
Brighton-based band British Sea Power set the course for Woolcock’s cinematic voyage, with an original score that ebbs and flows with the natural sounds of seagulls, ships and just the occasional snippet of speech. Travelling from 1901 through both World Wars, into peacetime and the modern age, From the Sea to the Land Beyond shows our coast as a place of leisure, industry and wild nature, from remote Scottish isles to busy family seaside holiday towns, from seaports to rugged cliffs, from hard working fishing villages to brightly coloured illuminations, fairs, piers and pavilions.
The film celebrates Great Britain’s identity as an island and the nostalgic place the coast has in many of our hearts. Included amongst the special features is a new documentary about the making of the film and complete versions of some of the BFI archive films which were used – with newly recorded introductions by Woolcock herself.
What was the title of British Sea Power’s last studio album?
a) Do You Like Rock Music?
c) Valhalla Dancehall
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Penny Woolcock’s From the Sea to the Land Beyond is released on DVD on 21 January, courtesy of the BFI.
The competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 24 January, 2013.
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