Feast of July (film) Bella Ford is a young woman setting forth in winter on an arduous journey to locate Arch Wilson, the lover who abandoned her. Suffering a grave personal misfortune along the way, she finds shelter in the home of the Wainwright family whose three sons, Jedd, Con, and Matty, eventually battle among each other for the affections of their enchanting and mysterious guest. After much courtship, Bella agrees to marry the middle son, Con, but tragedy strikes again when the man for whom she has been searching reappears, triggering a series of dramatic events which will forever change the lives of all concerned. Directed by Christopher Menaul. Touchstone Pictures presents a Merchant Ivory Production in association with Peregrine Productions. Limited release in New York, Los Angeles, and Montreal on October 13, 1995; wider release on October 20. Stars Embeth Davidtz (Bella Ford), Greg Wise (Arch Wilson), James Purefoy (Jedd Wainwright), Kenneth Anderson (Matty Wainwright), Ben Chaplin (Con Wainwright), Tom Bell (Ben Wainwright), Gemma Jones (Mrs. Wainwright). Filmed in CinemaScope. 118 min. With the story set in Victorian England, the producers had to search throughout the country for appropriate settings before settling on Brecon in Wales, Ironbridge and Dudley’s Black Country Museum in the Midlands, and Porlock Weir in Devon. Released on video in 1996.