Eric Ravilious - Drawn to War

One of Britain’s greatest landscape artists, Eric Ravilious, is killed in a plane crash while on commission as Official War Artist in Iceland in 1942.  His life is as compelling and enigmatic as his art, set against the dramatic wartime locations that inspire him. This film brings to life this unique and still grossly undervalued British artist caught in the crossfire of war 80 years ago, whose legacy largely sank without trace, until now…

Margy Kinmonth’s film brings to life this brilliant but still grossly undervalued British artist.  

Made with the blessing of the Ravilious Estate, this first full length feature documentary about Ravilious unfolds in his own words, through previously unseen private correspondence and rare archive film.

Shot entirely on location in the UK, Portugal and Ireland, the film features Ai Weiwei, Alan Bennett, Grayson Perry, Robert Macfarlane with Freddie Fox, Tamsin Greig and many more.

Programme Type: Film

Strand Type: Maverick Mondays

Director: Margy Kinmonth

Cast: Ai Weiwei, Alan Bennett, Grayson Perry, Tamsin Grieg

Certificate: PG

Running Time: 88 minutes

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Monday 15 Aug

19:45

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