Saturday Matinee: Peter and Ben

After 30 years of solitude, Peter forms an unlikely friendship with a fellow loner

By aeon

‘I had left my flock, and Ben had left his.’

After taking a walk through a remote Welsh valley, Peter committed himself to a life there, and disconnected from the outside world. In doing so, he found a solitary inner peace – a peace he maintained for nearly three decades, until, one day, he stumbled upon a lamb that had been left for dead. Finding kinship with the fellow ‘dropout’, Peter took the abandoned creature home and named him Ben. The short Peter and Ben (2007) by the UK filmmaker Pinny Grylls captures the duo’s relationship three years after their chance meeting, as Peter attempts to return Ben to the wild. With a melancholic piano score and sweeping views of the Welsh countryside, her touching film lends a lyrical beauty to this tale of unlikely connection and camaraderie between outsiders.

Director: Pinny Grylls

Producer: Victoria Cameron

Score: Will Hood

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1 Response to Saturday Matinee: Peter and Ben

  1. Kenneth T. says:

    Without watching the video – I am reminded of the 70’s (American) series Grizzly Adams.
    Yeah, the one with the grizzly bear.

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