Directed by Mark Jenkin
Starring Mary Woodvine, Edward Rowe, Flo Crowe, John Woodvine
Enys Men is a mind-bending Cornish folk horror set in 1973 that unfolds on an uninhabited island off the Cornish coast. A wildlife volunteer’s daily observations of a rare flower take a dark turn into the strange and metaphysical, forcing both her and viewers to question what is real and what is nightmare.
Is the landscape not only alive but sentient? Shot by Jenkin (Bait) on grainy 16mm colour film stock and with his trademark post-synched sound, the form feels both innovative and authentic to the period. Filmed on location around the disused tin mines of West Penwith, it is also an ode to Cornwall’s rich folklore and natural beauty.
This film season is in partnership with the Department of Cultures and Languages at the University of Chester.
£8.90 / £8 for screenings before 5pm
(Non-Members: £9.90 / £8.90 )
£6.65 for under 16s
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Cornish and English