AN award-winning film will be unveiled at the Cumbrian inward eye film festival.

Judith Lanyon, following the passing of her husband Matthew in 2016, has been working through and cataloguing his astonishing archive of paintings, short films, recordings, architectural stained glass, and 3D work at home in one of his vast West Cornwall polytunnel studios and decided she wanted to make a film about him.

She worked with local filmmaker Barbara Santi and together to make an emotional, authentic, and visually stunning art documentary, No Holds Barred, the Life and Art of Matthew Lanyon.

The film is screening at Zeffirellis in Ambleside on November 10 at 2pm as part of the inward eye film festival.

 Winner of Best Documentary at the New Renaissance Film Festival in Amsterdam, the film has also been selected at the Fine Art, and several other international Film Festivals and was nominated for Best Art film at the Celtic Media Festival.

Matthew was one of six children, was 13 when his father Peter Lanyon, the internationally acclaimed Cornish modernist painter died in 1964 following a gliding accident.

Unconfined by distinctions between life and art and entirely self-taught Matthew began to paint after several years working as a skilled carpenter and builder.

He became a powerfully driven, reclusive and prolific visionary artist, successfully exhibiting each year from 1997 until 2016 when he died suddenly at the height of his powers.

The film includes epic footage of his beloved native Cornish landscapes and new interviews with Lanyon family, collaborators, and critics.

His resistance to the major road building and marketing which accelerated Cornwall’s ongoing tourism takeover are evident in his work and of course there are important parallels with what has happened in the Lake District.

But at the same time his love of science, space, and technology matched his appetite for culture, comedy, language and mythology.

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Tickets are available from Zeffirellis for a whole day, or three days, in advance, or on the day for one film only.