Themes: Portraits

Bella, Maia and Nick

Bella, Maia and Nick witnesses the reunion of three teenagers surrounded by musical instruments in a room overlooking the sea. They play the instruments or

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Girl in Grass

At the side of a field a girl sits bored, listening to the idle chat of bargain hunters. A camera is placed in the grass

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Oberon

Oberon (2023) was commissioned by BFI, as part of their landmark Powell and Pressburger exhibition, exploring the early genesis of their film The Red Shoes

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Elephant Boy

Elephant Boy (2016) sees Krishna Istha re-enact the introductory sequence of Zoltan Korda’s Elephant Boy (1937), in which child actor Sabu recites lines by rote

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The Invisible Worm

The Invisible Worm is a funny / serious film with spontaneous moments of joy, physicality and thinking aloud. The subtext of the film is the

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The Umpire Whispers

‘The Umpire Whispers’ is an exploration of the intimacy that arises between a swimming coach and an athlete. In the film, Manna returns to meet her coach

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Wayfaring Stranger

Wayfaring Stranger charts the life of an itinerant character, embodied by seven performers, across seven days, representing seven decades. Running from the city, through post-industrial

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Ninna Nanna

Margaret Salmon’s three films collectively titled Ninna Nanna, depict the experience of three Italian mothers raising their children, with the films linked by a traditional

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Ray’s Birds

Ray Lowden keeps seventy-two large birds of prey, five deer and some wallabies at his place in Northumberland, England. He’s had ten days off in

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For Eileen

A portrait of American poet Eileen Myles. Outtakes from the filming of I HOPE I’M LOUD WHEN I’M DEAD.

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