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A FAMILY of North East farmers has seen their lives writ large on the silver screen after a critically acclaimed movie received its regional premiere.

Addicted to Sheep sees filmmaker Magali Pettier document a year in the life of Tom and Kay Hutchinson, and their three children, as they face the remote, challenging wilds of the North Pennines.

Fresh from its West End debut the film arrived in the region laden with plaudits from national critics, who praised how it "captures the beauty of the changing seasons, while deftly conveying the graft involved in rearing sheep and cattle and the grimier realities of the rural economy."

"Addicted to Sheep has been a labour of love for our team and I'm delighted with the recognition of our work," said Magali. "It's a great privilege to be able to present Addicted to Sheep with prestigious partners who really care about indie films including the Tyneside Cinema. "Thanks to the Hutchinson family it feels like a real achievement to now be able to share the film with a wide audience to show a world difficult to witness up close, what it's like to be a tenant farmer."

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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Sep 21, 2015
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