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Anchoress (BFI) in June

BFI have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Anchoress on 22nd June 2009 priced at £19.99 RRP. Christopher Eccleston, Pete Postlethwaite and Toyah Willcox star in this sensual tale of religious conflict, in which a young girl's transcendental vision threatens to upset the foundations of her community.

Inspired by records of the real Anchoress of Shere (near Guildford, Surrey), who was voluntarily walled up in a tiny cell adjoining a church, Anchoress is directed by Chris Newby and features cinematography by Michel Baudour. The film has been re-mastered for this release from the original negative under the supervision of the director.

Features include:

  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Optional English HOH subtitles
  • The Old Man of the Sea (1989, 21 mins) - Newby's short film on the ancient relationship between man, nature and the supernatural.
  • Flicker (2001, 4 mins) - Newby's study of the Guy Fawkes Night celebrations at Lewes
  • Stromboli (1998, 11 mins) - Newby's portrait of the Aeolian island known for its violent volcanic eruptions
  • Illustrated booklet

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