It’s the summer of 1994. In a quiet mining village just outside Doncaster, a rumour stirs about the legend of a giant carp in the nearby decoy ponds. Young Trevor takes watch one night at the water’s edge. The following night, he decides to lead a brigade of friends and neighbours on a fishing expedition. The first feature of acclaimed theatre director Bill Buckhurst (accompanied with a fantastic score by Richard Hawley), Pond Life sits in the great British tradition of films about post-industrial communities and moments of harmony.
Short film screening alongside this feature film: Henceforth
Henceforth is creating an open, honest and raw discussion. A conversation involving three siblings who discuss the recent loss of their parents which occurred 3 years apart. The siblings express their different perspectives and process of mourning.