If traditional English folk dancing rings your bells then you’ll love “Morris: A Life with Bells On” the hugely enjoyable Morris dancing comedy starring Derek Jacobi (My Week with Marilyn, The King’s Speech) and Naomi Harris (Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy).
This gentle, heart-warming comedy follows the fortunes of avant garde folk dancer, Derecq Twist, in his pioneering and innovative efforts to create a daring freeform brand of folk dancing – Extreme Morris. Unfortunately the ultra conservative, dark and sinister governing body of the dance – The Morris Circle – will stop at nothing to prevent his heresy.
Here is a taster of some great reviews:
"A film that eloquently, amusingly and endearingly manages to nail that most peculiar of English traditions: Morris... a true cult" Film4.com
“...heartfelt and frequently charming...a word-of-mouth hit.” The Guardian
‘One of the year’s funniest films – fight to see it! ...No explosions, no gunfights, just hankies, staves and lots of laughs’ Country Life
“A film that will have even the most cynical viewer reaching for their white handkerchiefs” Femalefirst
"...a near-flawless first film...Derek Jacobi and Greg Wise are brilliant in their roles..."
Ken Russell, Director: “Women In Love”, “Tommy” and “Gothic”
'Morris: A Life with Bells On immediately steps into the position of our best mockumentary feature to date... It's up there with the Aussie loo comedy Kenny as a disarming, surprising joy.' Film 4
So go on, pour yourself a pint of cider, put your feet up and watch one of the most enjoyable films about baldrics and handkerchiefs you’ll see this side of Dog and Duck Pub.