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Landline (2018)

Landline is a short documentary about the only helpline in the UK for gay farmers. Through a series of recorded telephone conversations and reconstructive visuals, the film uses the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Jem Dobbs Jem Dobbs ... Father
Jonathan Blake Jonathan Blake ... Son
Alex Thompson Alex Thompson ... Father
Niamh Blackshaw Niamh Blackshaw ... Daughter
Bradley Johnson Bradley Johnson ... Son
Valerie Bundy Valerie Bundy ... Mother
Elise Cummings Elise Cummings ... Daughter
Alex Noblett Alex Noblett ... Friend
Daniel Breeze Daniel Breeze ... Friend
Conor Patterson Conor Patterson ... Friend
Oliver Devoti ... Farmer
Simon Manley Simon Manley ... Friend
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Landline is a short documentary about the only helpline in the UK for gay farmers. Through a series of recorded telephone conversations and reconstructive visuals, the film uses the helpline as a lens through which to view the experiences of LGBTQ people in the British farming community. In a world that prizes traditional masculinity and in which ideas of ancestry are fundamental, being gay can be isolating. Suicide rates are extremely high in both young farmers and gay men in particular, and combining these can be a recipe for tragedy. But there are also thriving gay scenes in the most rural of towns, stories of unexpected friendships and relationships, and moments so unlikely that they could only happen in real life. Candid, intimate and shocking, Landline is a snapshot of a group of people bound together by circumstance but so often isolated from each other.

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Interesting, if a little detached
2 June 2019 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

This short film looks at a suicide phone line which was set up by an individual to provide direct support to those in the rural community who are struggling with their homosexuality. It is a worthy film that uses overlaid recordings to connect to real people and their struggles to be even more of a remote outsider than being a farmer in a small community already is. Worthy though, doesn't mean that it necessarily impacts, and in this case I found myself watching from a distance more than anything else.

I think it was the recorded voices that did it, because they were understandably matter-of-fact and a little bit lacking in emotional content on the surface. On one hand this makes the film earthy and real, which is important for it as a documentary. But then on the other, it means it doesn't force the viewer to confront the people behind the calls - like the service itself, we are anonymous and without real-life connection to the individuals. This is not to say that the film doesn't have weight and impact, but for those looking for something with more emotional heart to it, it will feel surprisingly dry in is delivery


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