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And Then Come The Nightjars.

WINNER 'Best Independent Film' at the Chichester International Film Festival

Paul Robinson | 2023 | 81 MINS
UK
A heart-warming story of friendship and survival set against the backdrop of the 2001 Foot and Mouth outbreak. Bea Roberts’ two-hander about male friendship and a dying way of life is small but beautifully observed.

In Detail

Adapted from Roberts’ multi-award-winning stage play, the film tells of the relationship between a Devon farmer and the vet who is assigned to cull his precious herd.

Nigel Hastings and David Fielder reprise their hugely successful on-stage roles as Jeff and Michael. This is a savagely funny and sad play directed with real delicacy by Paul Robinson. The between-scene transitions denoting the passing of time are exquisitely managed. There are terrific performances, too, from the leads as the odd couple who, in the absence of women, forge an enduring friendship.

Winner of 'Best Independent Film' at Chichester International Film Festival.

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