Hanway Films

Winstanley

Winstanley


The BFI Collection


 

Director
Kevin Brownlow

Cast     
Miles Halliwell
Jerome Willis
Terry Higgins
Phil Oliver

"Deeply rewarding" Film4.

1649, post-Civil War England. Gerrard Winstanley, ex-soldier and ruined cloth merchant, leads a group of poor men and women, the Diggers, to claim St George's Hill in Surrey as common land and establish a settlement living as equals. But the local villagers see the Diggers as a threat to their livelihood and led by a Presbyterian parson, take action to harass and burn them out.

UK | English | 1975 | 96 min | Black & White