“a delightfully shaggy mistakenidentity comedy” Guy Lodge, Variety
A frantic, antic nocturnal urban prologue introduces Claire (Wells) and Lisa Walker (Lowe), two thirtysomething sisters who are seemingly engaged in ecologicallymotivated sabotage. Bungling the theft of an industrial digger, the inept siblings escape into the countryside, where they do prove successful in stealing a rather smaller form of motorized transport. The car they make off with belongs to successful poets the Wilding sisters (Hannah Daniel, Claire Cage), who were on their way to a literary retreat in the Welsh hills. The scatterbrained Walkers capriciously decide to assume the Wildings' identity, and are welcomed unquestioningly upon arrival at the remote farmhouse where the event is based.
Reportedly shot in just five days, Black Mountain Poets belies its minimal cost thanks to cinematographer Ryan Owen Eddleston's fetching widescreendigital renditions of the alluringly elemental Welsh countryside. The picture exudes a beguilingly breezy and casual unpretentiousness that chimes neatly with the Walkers' offthecuff approach to their "art", exemplified when Lisa semimockingly turns the banal contents of a store receipt into a dramatic poem.
Neil Young The Hollywood Reporter