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Seven Samurai

'Little Deluxe Living' - a short film

Seven Samurai

'Little Deluxe Living' is a short film (15 mins) about the contemporary rural idyll as played out in England and in Japan.
Filmed during our residency in Japan and at Karen's home in the iconic Lake District countryside, it features the village women of Toge & two men, both obsessed with architectural heritage in very different ways - David Tate and Karl Bengs. David is the founder of Lilliput Lane in Cumbria (makers of cute collectable house miniatures) and a passionate advocate of British vernacular architecture. Karl is an emigre German craftsman/designer who has devoted his working life to saving traditional Japanese homes - building his own utopian village just across the valley from Toge.