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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:21 pm 
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Romario11 wrote:
http://variety.com/2017/film/reviews/dark-river-review-1202541684/

seems PJ has covered an old folk song for a new film
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That note of stark seething extends to Harry Escott’s score, bookended by his and P.J. Harvey’s disconsolate, shiver-inducing interpretation of the English folk standard “An Acre of Land” — a literal but inarguably effective selection, and one that typifies the coolly updated traditionalism of Barnard’s new approach.

https://blog.womenandhollywood.com/tiff-2017-women-directors-meet-clio-barnard-dark-river-d743a29c876f

Clio Barnard: "Framed by PJ Harvey singing a folk song setting of a traditional children’s rhyme “My Father Gave me an Acre of Land,” I see “Dark River” as a folk tale about the exploitation of a woman’s body and the land."


https://www.screendaily.com/reviews/dark-river-toronto-review/5121737.article

"Adriano Goldman's camera is intuitive and lithe, while Harry Escott's score throbs (PJ Harvey's 'An Acre Of Land' tops and tails the piece)."


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:00 pm 
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Thanks for the heads-up. Really enjoyed The Arbor, so I'm happy to see Polly working with Clio Barnard. Looking forward to this!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:32 pm 
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Indeed, thank you. It's another case where the theme of the film is so appropriate to PJ you wonder how the connection came about. It's nice that in the interview, Polly's song is the first thing Ms Barnard mentions, but we may well never quite know what happened.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:00 pm 
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All gratitude should be meant for Romario11, who dug this info up.

Since the movie is only at festivals yet, I'm afraid we won't hear it too soon. I doubt it wil be released as an internet single or something, although we'd all certainly prefer so. Maybe the song will be featured in a theatrical trailer.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:01 am 
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Like Mark Cousins's film that Polly composed for, it might find its way onto the BFI website at some point, and it does seem to be a bigger affair than that, so I'm hopeful. Clio Barnard's other films are available on Cinema Paradiso.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:52 pm 
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http://www.cineuropa.org/it.aspx?t=inte ... did=335210

How did the collaboration with PJ Harvey come about?
I am a fan of her work, so I was over the moon when I received a letter from her because she had enjoyed my previous film. We got a chance to sit down and discuss the screenplay, and we found a way to work together on Dark River.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:55 pm 
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Thank you! I must mention more things I think aren't likely to happen, it seems to have a galvanising effect.


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