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Swallows and Amazons


UK 2016, 96 minutes
Dir. Philippa Lowthorpe
Rating: [PG] Low Level Violence
Genres: Family, Suspense/Crime

Topics: Period 1920s.


“Soaring landscapes, old-school DIY adventure and some sweet performances by the child actors makes for a charmingly old-fashioned family adventure.”~Time Out London

Aroview: Based on the 1974 film that was in turn adapted from the series of 1930's children's novels by Arthur Ransome, this reprise retains the setting and spirit of between-the-wars innocence and wide-eyed wonder.

The upstanding adventures begin when a group of four children (known as the Swallows) sail on their own to an island and start a war with rival children (the Amazons) while on holiday in the lake district. For an added sense of danger, a mysterious man on a houseboat accuses them of a crime they did not commit.

NZ International Film Festival 2017

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DVD Features

  • cast and/or crew interviews
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • aspect ratio: 2.40:1

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