Ten years after it was made, a small-budget coming-of-age tale is finally finding a big audience online

One after another, the viewers’ comments pile on the praise: “A great work of art that will stand the test of time. True, honest, raw but beautiful, just as the Dales and the people who inhabit them”, “a little gem” and “Will become a classic!”

The public response to the film Lad: A Yorkshire Story is looking very good. But for director Dan Hartley it has been a long wait for audience approval on this scale. In fact his film may well classify as the slowest rolling snowball hit of all time.

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