Purbeck Film Festival: Lawrence After Arabia
Over 65 films showcasing the very best of cinema.
Retiring to his cottage in Dorset Lawrence hopes to forget his past fighting in Arabia but soon he is drawn into political intrigue and his many enemies begin to plot against him. Was a motorcycle crash an accident or attempt at assassination by the British Secret Service? ‘Lawrence: After Arabia’ tells the story of the last years of the life of the 20th century hero, T.E. Lawrence – Lawrence of Arabia. Chronologically the story follows on from David Lean’s “Lawrence of Arabia” (1962) and the screenplay is a British period drama and a character study of a man that uses extracts from letters and other contemporaneous documents from the period to reconstruct the final years of Lawrence’s life, the accident, inquest and his funeral and why the authorities want to eliminate him.
Starring: Tom Barber-Duffy, Hugh Fraser, Brian Cox
Director: Mark J.T. Griffin
Purbeck Film Festival Supported by the BFI and its South West Regional Hub the Purbeck Film Festival aims to provide a rich variety of cinematic experiences across a rural area which does not have easy access to foreign language, independent and classic films.