Reddleman Diggory Venn drives slowly across the heath, carrying a hidden passenger in the back of his van. When darkness falls, the country folk light bonfires on the hills, emphasizing the pagan spirit of the heath and its denizens.
In the 1830's in northern England, Riah Millican, a widow with three children, takes a job as housekeeper to a reclusive former teacher, Percival Miller. Miller makes Riah the gift of a ... See full summary »
One of the most beautiful movies I have ever seen. Exquisite!
If you enjoyed the movie, read the Thomas Hardy story on which it is based, "On the Western Circuit". It is in one of his book of short stories. The story is just as wonderful as the movie, and it is to the credit of the actors, script writers, etc. that they have done such a wonderful interpretation of the tale.
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