dimanche 31 juillet 2011

Derek Jarman's Garden

The garden of late film director Derek Jarman (1942-94) at Prospect Cottage, Dungeness, Kent. August 2008. Soundtrack: "Cracking Codes" by Paul A Jackson.
© Paul A Jackson 2009

 Derek Jarman at his home, Prospect Cottage, in Dungeness, Kent. 

The Garden Derek Jarman (1990)
A nearly wordless visual narrative intercuts two main stories and a couple of minor ones. A woman, perhaps the Madonna, brings forth her baby to a crowd of intrusive paparazzi; she tries to flee them. Two men who are lovers marry and are arrested by the powers that be. The men are mocked and pilloried, tarred, feathered, and beaten. Loose in this contemporary world of electrical-power transmission lines is also Jesus. The elements, particularly fire and water, content with political power, which is intolerant and murderous. Director: Derek Jarman Stars: Tilda Swinton, Johnny Mills and Philip MacDonald


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