Starve Acre

A House Productions film, supported by BBC Film, BFI and Access Entertainment


1970s, rural England. Richard and Juliette’s seemingly idyllic family life is thrown into turmoil when their son Ewan starts acting out of character, creating an insurmountable wedge between the once happy couple.

At Starve Acre, their remote family home, archeologist Richard buries himself in exploring a folkloric myth that the ancient oak tree on their land is imbued with phenomenal powers. While Juliette turns to the local community to find some kind of peace, Richard obsessively digs deeper.

An unexpected discovery soon occupies the couple’s attention and dark and sinister forces, unwittingly allowed into the home, offer a disturbing possibility of reconnection between them.

Genre: Horror

Welsh Connections

Cast: Morfydd Clark, Erin Richards

Other Key Production Details

Director: Daniel Kokotajlo
Writer: Daniel Kokotajlo, Andrew Michael Hurley (Novel)
Cast: Matt Smith, Sean Gilder, Robert Emms

Technical Details

Running time: 1 hour 38 minutes
Format: DCP (available with subtitles including descriptions of non-dialogue audio (DS) / Audio Description)
Language: English
Certificate: TBC


Dyddiad: 6th September 2024


Rights holder / distributor: BFI Distribution
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