Cold Comfort Farm


1h 35m 1995

Brief Synopsis

Finding herself suddenly orphaned, the expensively educated Flora Poste heads for the country to seek her "rights" and refuge with her cousins--the Starkadders--at Cold Comfort Farm. Worlds apart from the 1930s sophistication of Flora's London life, the Starkadders appear like characters from a Thom

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Action Cars Ltd; Angels the Costumiers; Bbc Films; Cosprop Limited; Eastman Kodak; Lansdowne Recording Studios, London
Distribution Company
Gramercy Pictures; CinTart; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Gramercy Pictures; RCV Distribution; Turner Entertainment Company; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

Finding herself suddenly orphaned, the expensively educated Flora Poste heads for the country to seek her "rights" and refuge with her cousins--the Starkadders--at Cold Comfort Farm. Worlds apart from the 1930s sophistication of Flora's London life, the Starkadders appear like characters from a Thomas Hardy novel. Cousin Judith is burdened with unspecified grief, her son Seth ripples with virility, Amos longs to preach hellfire to the people, and Elfine wants to be a pre-Raphaelite. But above them all looms Great Aunt Ada Doom, who holds the family in her iron grip and who claims to have seen something "nasty" in the woodshed when she was very young.

Crew

Andrew Bailey

Electrician

John Bateman

Foley Mixer

John Bateman

Adr Mixer

Paula Boram

Foley Artist

Peter Bower

Construction Manager

Sir Malcolm Bradbury

Screenwriter

Catherine Brandish

Other

Richard Broke

Executive Producer (Bbc Films)

Keith Broome

Other

Anita Burger

Makeup Artist

Chris Capstick

Stills Photographer

Marnie Chamberlain

Animal Handler

Jill Clarke

Animal Handler

Bob Cummins

Graphic Design

Noel Davis

Casting

Elinor Day

Script Editor

Mark Day

Editor

Noel Deegan

Standby Props

Chris Dibble

Music Recording Engineer

Julian Dodwell

Effects Editor

Malcolm Evans

Genny Driver

Eleanor Fazan

Choreographer

David Firman

Orchestra Conductor

Allan Fowlie

Adr Editor

Carol Gardner

Script Supervisor

Stella Gibbons

Source Material (From Novel)

Alison Gilby

Producer

Dan Grace

Wardrobe Assistant

Jim Greenhorn

Sound Recordist

Joanna Gueritz

Associate Producer

Maike Helmers

Dialogue Editor

Alex Hester

Runner

Jim Holloway

Art Director

Catherine Holmes

Design Assistant

Carmel Jackson

Makeup Artist

Linda Kathleen James

Dialogue Coach

Paul Judges

1st Assistant Director

Gerry Kelly

Other

Mike Kelt

Visual Effects

Jeremy King

Visual Effects

Brian Larkin

Graphic Design

Maura Laverty

Production Buyer

Robert Lockhart

Music Composer And Arranger

David Mason

Gaffer

Chrissie Mcmurrich

Contracts Executive

William Mcphail

Costume Supervisor

Laurie Miller

Property Master

Barrie More

Best Boy

Peter Muncey

Grip

Stuart Newton

Dressing Props

Dorka Nieradzik

Make-Up And Hair Designer

Robin O'donoghue

Re-Recording Mixer

Steve Parr

Music Recording Engineer

Mickey Patten

Key Grip

Jan Pester

Steadicam Operator

Steve Phillips

Grip

Brian Pincham

Standby Props

Debbie Pragnell

Sound Editor

David Reid

2nd Assistant Director

Amy Roberts

Costume Designer

Antony Root

Executive Producer (Thames International)

Maurice Scanlon

Finance Assistant

Chris Seager

Cinematographer

Joe Sheehan

Stand-By Carpenter

Heather Siverns

Other

Helen Smith

Wardrobe Assistant

Joanne Stephens-smith

Boom Operator

Tim Stevenson

Location Manager

Andrew Taylor

Electrician

Malcolm Thornton

Production Designer

Alf Tramontin

Steadicam Operator

Beni Turkson

2nd Assistant Director

Lee Turnham

Dressing Props

Clint Wildman

Unit Driver

Steve Wills

Unit Driver

Jenny Lee Wright

Foley Artist

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Action Cars Ltd; Angels the Costumiers; Bbc Films; Cosprop Limited; Eastman Kodak; Lansdowne Recording Studios, London
Distribution Company
Gramercy Pictures; CinTart; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Gramercy Pictures; RCV Distribution; Turner Entertainment Company; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Expanded Release in United States June 14, 1996

Expanded Release in United States June 28, 1996

Expanded Release in United States June 7, 1996

Expanded Release in United States May 24, 1996

Expanded Release in United States May 31, 1996

Limited Release in United States May 10, 1996

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States June 1995

Released in United States October 1995

Released in United States on Video November 12, 1996

Released in United States September 1995

Released in United States Spring May 10, 1996

Shown at Banff Television Festival in Banff, Canada June 18-24, 1995.

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (Special Screening) October 18-22, 1995.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (in competition) August 24 - September 4, 1995.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 18 - June 11, 1995.

Shown at Telluride Film Festival September 1-4, 1995.

Began and completed shooting during 35-day period in 1994.

Originally made for TV, "Cold Comfort Farm" is reportedly the first collaboration between BBC Television and Thames Television.

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (British Film Showcase) October 19 - November 2, 1995.)

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (in competition) August 24 - September 4, 1995.)

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 18 - June 11, 1995.)

Limited Release in United States May 10, 1996

Released in United States Spring May 10, 1996

Expanded Release in United States May 24, 1996

Expanded Release in United States May 31, 1996

Released in United States June 1995 (Shown at Banff Television Festival in Banff, Canada June 18-24, 1995.)

Expanded Release in United States June 7, 1996

Expanded Release in United States June 14, 1996

Released in United States September 1995 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival September 1-4, 1995.)

Released in United States October 1995 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (Special Screening) October 18-22, 1995.)

Expanded Release in United States June 28, 1996

Released in United States on Video November 12, 1996