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new PJ Harvey song featured in ‘Dark River’ film trailer

A new PJ Harvey song is used in the trailer for the upcoming independent UK thriller Dark River. A cover of traditional English folk standard “An Acre of Land.” PJ’s rendition matches ominous vocals with dark piano and guitar chords, working well with the gloomy, forboding atmosphere of the trailer.

The film was directed by Clio Barnard (The Arbor), and centers around a woman (Ruth Wilson) who returns to her family farm after her father’s recent death. Sean Bean and Mark Stanley also co-star. Here’s the official synopsis:

Following the death of her father, Alice (Ruth Wilson) returns home to Yorkshire for the first time in 15 years, to claim the tenancy of the family farm she believes is rightfully hers. Once there she encounters her older brother Joe (Mark Stanley) a man she barely recognizes, worn down by years of struggling to keep the farm going whilst caring for their sick father. Joe is thrown by Alice’s sudden arrival, angered by her claim and finds her presence increasingly impossible to deal with. Battling to regain control in a fraught and fragile situation, Alice must confront traumatic memories and family betrayals to find a way to restore the farm and salvage the bond with her brother before both are irrevocably lost.

The film is set to open in UK cinemas on February 23, 2018. You can watch the gripping trailer below.

PJ Harvey toured North America earlier this year in support of 2016’s The Hope Six Demolition.

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