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Synopsis
Based on Samuel Beckett’s screenplay of the same name, Beckett asks us to imagine that we may have existence only as constructs of the imagination of others, and if we wish to free ourselves of the burden of Being all we need to do is render ourselves unperceived. The central figure, O, tries to achieve this and the film records the tragic-comic aspects of his efforts.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film; Film. 16mm. sd. col. 26 min.
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of production
1979
Availability
Hire
Uses
Students of Beckett or experimental uses of film.*
Subjects
Drama; Media studies
Keywords
Beckett, Samuel (1906-1989); cinema; screenplays

Credits

Director
David R Clark
Producer
Patsy Nightingale
Writer
Samuel Beckett
Contributor
David Gladwell; Mike Tomlinson; Roger Ollerhead
Cast
Max Wall 
Patricia Hayes 
Richard Goolden 

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Production Company

Name

Festalworth

Sponsor

Name

BFI Production

Distributor

Name

BFI Film Bookings Unit

Email
bookings.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
http://www.bfi.org.uk/about-bfi/help-faq/film-bookings External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7957 8938 / 8935
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN

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