Tilda SWINTON, Colin MACCABE, Christopher ROTH , Bartek DZIADOSZ
Lily FORD (DEREK JARMAN LAB)
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. ‘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.