11 Aug 2022
- Directed by Larry Achiampong
- Cast includes Perside Rodrigues, Matio Austin Dean, Marla Brown, Anita Neil Oly
- Cert PG
British-Ghanian artist Larry Achiampong’s Wayfinder is a searching, epic film about class and economic exclusion, belonging and displacement, cultural heritage and the meaning of home. Capturing the beauty but also the fractures of England as it is now, it’s a poetic and magical film that helps imagine new futures from our past.
Set in a pandemic, it follows the Wanderer, a young girl played by Perside Rodrigues, who travels from the north of England to the South, finding herself in a series of poignant encounters with people, stories, songs and situations. Setting out from Hadrian’s Wall, she explores many environments, from a housing estate in Wolverhampton to E. Pellicci Café in Bethnal Green, and the National Gallery at night. Reckoning with an England of today, but evoked with reference to the lenses of science fiction, folk song, computer games and landscape painting, this searching, very personal film takes the form of an intrepid, visionary journey.
Directed by Larry Achiampong
Cast includes Perside Rodrigues, Matio Austin Dean, Marla Brown, Anita Neil Oly