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The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger

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Synopsis

"The four essay films which comprise ‘The Seasons in Quincy’ each take different aspects of British writer and thinker John Berger’s life in the Haute-Savoie, and combine ideas and motifs from Berger’s own work with the atmosphere of his mountain home. Each film was created as an individual work of art but they combine to make a feature film... showing how film can move beyond text, and beyond fine art, to offer a multifaceted and multi-layered portrait. These are more than documentary films – they are exercises in thinking in film." Derek Jarman Lab
'Ways of Listening', (Colin MacCabe), deals with fathers and friendship. 'Spring', (Christopher Roth), considers Berger's writing on our relationship with animals. 'A Song for Politics', (Colin MacCabe and Bartek Dziadosz), reflects on politics through archive footage, song and a discussion between Berger and several young left-wing thinkers. 'Harvest', (Tilda Swinton), revisits Quincy to meditate on belonging and continuity with Berger and his son Yves.
Berlinale 2016 - World premiere
http://www.seasonsinquincy.com

Details

Year
2016
Type of film
Features
Running Time
90 mins
Director
Colin MacCabe, Christopher Roth, Bartek Dziadosz, Tilda Swinton
Producer
Derek Jarman Lab, Birkbeck, University of London, Lily Ford, Colin MacCabe,
Executive Producer
Tilda Swinton, Steven Connor, Adam Bartos, Vijay Vaidyanathan
Editor
Christopher Roth, Bartek Dziadosz, Assistant Editor: Walter Stabb
Screenwriter
Tilda Swinton, Christopher Roth, Ben Lerner (contributing writer)
Director of Photography
Nick Ward, Jeanne Tremsal, Bea Moyes, Lenny Flohr, Bartek Dziadosz
Sound
Walter Stabb, Lily Ford, Sally Mumby Croft
Music
Simon Fisher Turner
Principal Cast
John Berger, Yves Berger, Melina Berger, Vincent Berger, Sandra Berger, Jules Linglin, Tilda Swinton, Colin MacCabe, Christopher Roth, Ben Lerner, Askshi Singh, Xavier Swinton Byrne, Honor Swinton Byrne,

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Production Company

A Derek Jarman Lab (UK) production, with support from University of Pittsburgh (US), Silicon Valley Community Foundation (US) and Pannonia Foundation (US)

Derek Jarman Lab
Birkbeck
University of London
LIDC
Room B11
36 Gordon Square
London
WC1H 0PD
+44 (0) 20 3073 8358
derekjarmanlab@bbk.ac.uk
http://www.jarmanlab.org

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Derek Jarman Lab
Zoe Kandyla
Birkbeck
University of London
LIDC
Room B11
36 Gordon Square
London
WC1H 0PD
+44 (0) 20 3073 8358
sales@jarmanlab.org
http://www.seasonsinquincy.com