The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill But Came Down A Mountain is an irresistible comedy set in a quaint Welsh village in 1917. Hugh Grant plays Reginald Anson, an English cartographer who arrives with his partner to measure the town's mountain Ffynnon Garw.
When the local priest and a clever pub owner find out that this source of local pride and mythology needs 16 more feet to be officially designated as a mountain, they come up with an ambitious plan to solve the problem. This slight but spirited comedy, written and directed by Christopher Monger, salutes the community building values of a common task, storytelling, and a love of place. The priest even uses Psalm 99:9 as an incentive to send each member of the community up the hill to play his or her part in a project which will be remembered whenever people talk about the village.