The Moon & The Sledgehammer

Dir: Philip Trevelyan | UK | 65 mins | 1971

The Pages live in a ramshackle house situated in six acres of woodland in the heart of the commuter-belt, 20 miles south of London. The trees cut the Pages off completely from the outside world and, isolated in their island-clearing, they let the 20th century slowly pass them by.

Living of what they grow and make with their own hands, the Pages live in an insular world of their own creation. As the film unfolds each member of the family spells out their personal fantasies and philosophies to the camera. For all their prodigious skills, they seem at first eccentric, their ideas tangential to our own. But as the film progresses it emerges that old Mr. Page’s words of wisdom are more true today than ever, as he warns us about our attitude to the land, to food, to work and most of all – to having time to live.

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