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3.0
6 Ratings

Return to the Edge of the World

Directed by Michael Powell
United Kingdom, 1978
Documentary, Short

Synopsis

Essentially a re-release of Michael Powell’s ‘The Edge of the World (1937)’, but with color ‘bookends’ in which director and actors revisit the island of Foula forty years later and talk about their experiences.

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Return to the Edge of the World Directed by Michael Powell

Critics reviews

The climax, which concerns the islanders’ evacuation of their homeland, is a little masterpiece of tension and release, a fleetly edited sequence that moves between the inhabitants’ preparation to leave and the heroic efforts of the sailors who brave dangerously tall waves to rescue them.
July 13, 2018
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