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The Newlyn School of artists flourished at the beginning of the 20th Century and the film focuses on the wild and bohemian Lamorna Group, which included Alfred Munnings and Laura and Harold Knight. The incendiary anti-Modernist Munnings, now regarded as one of Britain's most sought-after artists, is at the centre of the complex love triangle, involving aspiring artist Florence Carter-Wood and Gilbert Evans, the land agent in charge of the Lamorna Valley estate. True - and deeply moving - the story is played out against the timeless beauty of the Cornish coast, in the approaching shadow of The Great War. Written by
I found this a really excellent film. Well acted, beautiful scenery, all quite believable which it should be, because everything in the film really happened! Superb acting by the three principals. But personally, I found Hattie Norahan the most lively and interesting of the various characters. She plays Laura Knight, the first woman artist to be made a Dame and a full Member of the Royal Academy. She was made up to look astonishingly like her character if one looks at the self-portrait in the National Portrait Gallery. Laura was also remarkably versatile, painting ballet dancers, gypsies, prize-fighters, circuses she really needs a whole film to herself! Gilbert Evans, the Land Agent to the Newlyn painters, and one of the three protagonists in the film, actually had a son in later life, called David. David Evans gives an excellent illustrated lecture about the Newlyn School and his father's connections with it: his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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