|  Book Tickets: 29/06/2012
  |  Buy to Own: 15/07/2016
  |  98 min
Rated 12A by the BBFC
Akenfield Film Poster


Peter Hall directs this drama based on the book by Ronald Blythe. The film follows farmhand Tom Rouse (Garrow Shand) as he tries to escape the rural existence that he lives out in a small Suffolk village with his widowed mother Dulcie (Peggy Cole). In the days leading up to his grandfather's funeral, Tom remembers the lives of his father and grandfather (both Shand) who were both born, raised and worked in the same Suffolk village. He reflects upon the hardships and changes they have all had to face as he feels trapped by the area and tied to his ancestral home.