6 DESIRES: DH LAWRENCE AND SARDINIA

By Mark COUSINS

THIRD FILMS LTD - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2014

Documentary filmmaker Mark Cousins follows in the footsteps of DH Lawrence in this dazzling road-trip through Sardinia.

Festivals
& Awards

Sundance Film Festival 2015
Spotlight
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM, ITALY
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 84 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mark COUSINS
    • Synopsis
    • In 1921, DH Lawrence and his wife Frieda von Richthofen journeyed to Sardinia, where they spent the winter travelling. He wrote a book about his experiences and now Mark Cousins retraces his footsteps, armed with a camcorder and an inexhaustible reserve of curiosity. The film is conceived partly as a letter to Lawrence – or ‘Bert’, as he calls him, a detail that’s typical of the film’s inviting sense of conversational intimacy. A lively chronicle of Cousin’s own trip through Sardinia, the film is a bracing reflection on a dizzying range of subjects, including (but not exhausting) Lawrence’s creative impulses, fascism, the island’s Catholic rituals and the writings of such thinkers as Hélène Cixous and Antonio Gramsci.