On Black Hill

On the Black Hill begins in the closing years of the 19th century with the marriage of dour, puritanical Welsh farmer Amos Jones to his social superior, vicar’s daughter Mary Latimer after the death of her father. Her inheritance and social connections enable them to rent a vacant farm, ‘The Vision’, a situation that is a cause for resentment in their relationship. It is against this background, along with a boundary feud with Watkins, a malicious neighbour, that the twins Lewis and Benjamin grow up. Having come through wars, romance and separation, they are still farming at ‘The Vision’ eighty years later.


Director: Andrew Grieve
Filming Location: Llanfihangel Nant Brân, The Black Mountains, Hay-on-Wye and Crickhowell
Cast: Mike Gwilym, Robert Gwilym, Aled BakerRhys BakerIona Banks


Writer: Bruce Chatwin
Cast: Bob Peck, Gemma Jones, Nicola Beddoe, Patrick Godfrey
Production Company: British Film Institute (BFI), British Screen Productions, Channel Four Films


Length: 117 min
Format: Check with distributor
Language: English


Dyddiad: 1987

Distributor: BFI
Contact: bookings.films@bfi.org


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