Way Of The Morris (2011)

Way Of The Morris



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As quintessentially homegrown as a game of cricket or a plate of fish-and-chips, Morris dancing is one of Englands most ancient roots traditions. And yet to your average man on the street, its seen as little more than a national joke. And a bad national joke at that. Something to ridicule. Something to be embarrassed about. Things have always been a little different for actor and filmmaker Tim Plester. Tim hails from a family of Morris dancers, and was raised in the quiet North Oxfordshire … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Art House & International, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: Tim Plester

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An undeniably charming film about morris dancing that, despite its jokey title, turns out to be a very personal essay-meditation on identity and tradition.

Full Review… | September 8, 2011

The film feels like an instructive and instinctive dip into something mysterious and tense.

Full Review… | September 8, 2011
Financial Times

It's a meandering, idyllic and odd family history that feels like a sleepy Sunday walk in the country.

Full Review… | September 6, 2011
Total Film

An enchanting traipse through England's green and pleasant land that shares some fascinating insights into this proud folk tradition. You'll never laugh at another Morris dancer again.

Full Review… | September 5, 2011
Empire Magazine

Full Review… | October 7, 2011
Eye for Film

Full Review… | September 9, 2011

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