Tune for the Blood

This intimate portrait set in rural England is poetic and at times raw, following the lives of young farmers in their family businesses for a year. Taking part in the modern world while maintaining a strong sense of respect for tradition, these youths have a profound connection with the land. “Tune for the Blood” develops this connection, highlighting it with original music from bassist Danny Thompson while at the same time exploring the challenges that this new generation of farmers must face.

The title of the film is taken from a poem by John Masefield.

Tune for the Blood
by Anne Cottringer
UK, 2012


Anne Cottringer graduated from the Royal College of Art in London.

She traveled the world working as a light technician, camerawoman, and director of many television programs including (together with Alex Anderson) the prizewinning “Hell to Pay”, a film on the human toll of the international debt situation in Bolivia. More recently she has filmed documentaries for Al Jazeera English in Rwanda and Ukraine.

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