After four years of participation as costumed historical re-enactors, the film's directors were given unprecedented access with their cameras to the UK’s oldest and largest historical re-enactment at Kentwell Hall in rural Suffolk. Among the 500 volunteers spending their summer holidays re-creating, in public, every aspect of 16th century (Tudor) English life, they meet a core of loyal and protective re-enactors whose real-life stories form a fascinating counterpoint to their chosen 16th century roles: Tissy, a former airline security guard who becomes the serene ‘lady of the manor’; Danny, a disaffected teenager who transforms into the gentlemanly Master Riece; and Sue, a solicitor who never wants to leave the manor.
by Karen Guthrie
Aren't we all trying to escape?
80 to 90 ft
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