We are very happy to welcome the cast and crew to the World Premiere screening of Lapwing. Director/producer Philip Stevens, producers Andy Mullins & Justin Tagg and cast members Hannah Douglas, Sarah Whitehouse and Lewis Gemmill will attend the screening on Saturday 13 November and take part in a Q&A following the film.

1555, a year after Queen Mary passed the Egyptians Act, making it illegal for gypsies and travellers to live in England, an isolated group of salt farmers arrange illegal passage to Europe for an Indian Gypsy family in hiding. But a love affair between Patience, a mute English girl, and Rumi, the son of the Egyptians, threatens to destroy both communities. As tensions rise, the resentment in the camp becomes palpable until it finally erupts into violence. Shot on location on the Lincolnshire salt marshes, Lapwing has a bleak foreboding presence similar in tone to A Field in England and The Witch.

This film contains scenes of sexual assault/rape and disability discrimination.

Also online on Leeds Film Player

Lapwing Poster