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Black Mountain Poets (2015)

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Claire and Lisa Walker are neurotic sisters on the run who assume the identities of Internationally renowned poets The Wilding Sisters to take refuge at a Poetry Retreat for the weekend; ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alice Lowe ... Lisa
Dolly Wells ... Claire
Tom Cullen ... Richard
Rosa Robson Rosa Robson ... Louise Cabaye
Richard Elis ... Gareth
Laura Patch ... Stacey
Roger Evans ... David Griffiths
Ben McGregor ... Cliff
Hannah Daniel ... Alys Wilding
Claire Cage ... Terri Wilding
Clare Potter Clare Potter ... Andi (as Claire Potter)
Naomi Everson Naomi Everson ... Bethan
Keiron Self Keiron Self ... Police
Sophie Morgan-Price Sophie Morgan-Price ... Police
Luke Elliot Bridgeman Luke Elliot Bridgeman ... Security Guard


Claire and Lisa Walker are neurotic sisters on the run who assume the identities of Internationally renowned poets The Wilding Sisters to take refuge at a Poetry Retreat for the weekend; spending time in the black mountains of Wales amongst poets and the inspiration of nature leads to a new beginning for our heroines. Written by Anon

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1 April 2016 (UK) See more »

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The Black Mountain, while referred to in the singular, is actually a range of mountains in South Wales See more »


Written & Performed by Helen Nash
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A terrific, low-budget British comedy
18 July 2015 | by euroGarySee all my reviews

Best film of the 2015 Edinburgh Film Festival for me was an ultra-low-budget British comedy set in a poets' camping retreat in the Black Mountains of Wales - 'Black Mountain Poets'. Claire and Lisa are sisters and lorry thieves. Escaping from their most recent bungled robbery they wind up pretending to be 'beat poets' at the afore-mentioned retreat. While there they both fall for the smouldering charms of Richard (Tom Cullen from 'Downton Abbey'), make a mess of putting up tents and hear lots of bad poetry.

The film certainly isn't original: earnest poets are a wide-open goal for any comedy scriptwriter, and it will surprise no-one that our two anti-heroines Learn Important Life Lessons and that at least one of them discovers her inner muse. But it's so good-natured, with dialogue that often sounds improvised, but not in that embarrassing actors-not-sure-what-to-do way, and it contains some good performances - particularly from Dolly Wells (of 'Doll and Em' fame) and Alice Lowe, who really spark off each other as Claire and Lisa. Goodness knows if the film will get a wide - or any - distribution, but if it does, try to see it - you'll leave the cinema with a smile on your face.

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