Where the poetry of cinema met the beauty of nature

A long weekend of film and poetry marked the first Inward Eye film festival, a collaboration between Rydal Mount, Hopscotch Films, and our wonderful local cinema, Zeffirellis.

the plate

We staged a screenwriting workshop here, with our students enjoying the best advice from industry professionals, while at Zeffirellis cinema-goers had a choice of fascinating new films and old favourites.

The events were attended by members of the Wordsworth family who still own the house here where William Wordsworth lived. Here below are Sally Bennie, Sarah Wordsworth Wontner, Charlotte Wontner (of Hopscotch films) and her daughter Eliza.

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The festival featured many question and answer sessions with producers, directors and actors, and there was a surprise visit from the leading actor Tom Conti, who  talked to an enthusiastic audience.


The plate for the winner of the best feature film went to Born A King; here’s screenwriter Henry Fitzherbert and actor Simon Paisley Day.



Photos by Chris Routledge.



One thought on “Where the poetry of cinema met the beauty of nature

  1. A wonderfully collaborative and creative festival of film and writing, the first of many to come. Congratulations to all involved, it was a triumph.


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