THE SEASONS IN QUINCY: FOUR PORTRAITS OF JOHN BERGER

By Bartek DZIADOSZ, Colin MACCABE, Christopher ROTH, Tilda SWINTON

DEREK JARMAN LAB - as PROD

Art - Culture - Completed 2015

The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger presents this prominent British thinker and artist in his adopted homeland of the French Alps in essay fiIms by Tilda Swinton, Christopher Roth, Colin MacCabe and Bartek Dziadosz.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Art - Culture, Documentary
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Bartek DZIADOSZ, Colin MACCABE, Christopher ROTH, Tilda SWINTON
    • Producer(s)
    • Lily FORD (Derek Jarman Lab), Colin MACCABE (Derek Jarman Lab)
    • Synopsis
    • John Berger, the British intellectual and storyteller, has lived in the French Alps for forty years. This documentary reflects on his life in the tiny village of Quincy, in the Haute-Savoie. Drawing on encounters with close family and friends on one hand, and engagement with some of his key ideas on the other, the film proposes an unprecedented contextualization of this great thinker, grounding him in the landscape and culture that has conditioned his later career. Made in four parts by a team of graduate students in collaboration with Tilda Swinton, Colin MacCabe, Christopher Roth and Simon Fisher Turner, The Seasons in Quincy shows how film can move beyond text, and beyond fine art, to a multifaceted portrait. Berger himself pioneered a radically engaging style of arts television in the 1970s; in turn, the essay films that constitute The Seasons in Quincy aim to provoke and inspire in the era of digital cinema.
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