This Blessed Plot + Director/Writer Q&A

Director: Marc Isaacs

Cast: Yingge Lori Yang, Keith Martin, Susan Mallendine, Margaret Catteril, Paul Betttie, Norman Cullis

Filmed In Thaxted!

We will be joined by Director Marc Isaacs & Writer Adam Ganz for a post film Q&A.

When Lori, a young Chinese filmmaker, arrives in the small English village of Thaxted, she discovers it’s a place where the dead surround the living and the border between the two is easily crossed.

Lori is introduced to the village church and she becomes fascinated with long dead Socialist Vicar, Conrad Noel, who speaks to her from beyond the grave. And he’s not the only one. Filmmaking and archive breaks down the borders between the past and present in a tale of love, loss and betrayal.

Following on from his last hybrid feature, The Filmmaker’s House (2020), Marc Isaacs again embraces the artistic freedom that working with a micro-budget and a cast of unknown non-professionals provide. This Blessed Plot is his attempt to innovate by remaining outside conventional industrial film production structures. He works with people from some of his past documentary films and new characters he has encountered in Thaxted.

2024 / 78mins

BBFC Advice: Contains infrequent strong language

All screenings for This Blessed Plot + Director/Writer Q&A at Saffron Screen