Venus Peter

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Venus Peter
Venus Peter.jpg
Directed by Ian Sellar
Produced by Christopher Young
Written by Ian Sellar
Christopher Rush
Starring Gordon R. Strachan
Ray McAnally
David Hayman
Sinéad Cusack
Caroline Paterson
Music by Jonathan Dove
Cinematography Gabriel Beristain
Edited by David Spiers
Release date
Running time
94 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget £1,200,000

Venus Peter is a 1989 British drama film directed by Ian Sellar and produced by Christopher Young for Young films. The film is an adaptation of the novel A Twelvemonth and a Day by Christopher Rush. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival.[1] It was filmed on the Orkney Islands, in the North of Scotland. The film crew paid members of the Orkney community to act as extras in the film.

In 1999 Richard Mowe, curator of film at the National Museum of Scotland, chose the film as one of his top twenty Scottish films of the century.[2]

Japanese rock band Venus Peter, named after this film.



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Venus Peter". Retrieved 2009-08-03. 
  2. ^ Richard Mowe, Top 20 Scottish films of the 20th Century, iofilm Scotland, August 1999

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