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Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger, The

Alternative title
The Seasons in Quincy
Synopsis
A four-part cinematic portrait of artist, philosopher and writer John Berger. In 1973, Berger moved from urban London to the tiny village of Quincy. These shorts examine different aspects of Berger’s life in this remote location in the French Alps.
Ways of Listening (Collin MacCabe, 26 min): A conversation with Tilda Swinton.
Spring (Christopher Roth, 19 min): Berger’s writing on animals is illuminated by local farming practice and set alongside other philosophical approaches to animal consciousness.
A Song for Politics (Bartek Dziadosz and Colin MacCabe, 20 min): Berger is joined by writers Ben Lerner and Akshi Singh along with Colin MacCabe and Christopher Roth for a lively political discussion of our present moment and its relationship to the past.
Harvest (Tilda Swinton, 25 min): Berger’s son and Swinton’s children join their parents for a journey to Quincy from the Scottish highlands, and see the countryside anew.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2017
Year of production
2016
Subjects
Arts and Humanities
Keywords
Berger, John; biographies

Credits

Director
Bartek Dziadosz; Christopher Roth; Colin MacCabe; Tilda Swinton
Contributor
John Berger; Tilda Swinton

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£9.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
91 minutes
Year
2018

Production Company

Name

Derek Jarman Lab, The

Email
derekjarmanlab@bbk.ac.uk
Web
http://www.jarmanlab.org/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 20 3073 8358
Address
36 Gordon Square
London
WC1H 0PD

Distributor

Name

Curzon Artificial Eye

Email
info@curzon.com
Web
https://www.curzonartificialeye.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7240 5353
Address
22 Stukeley Street
London
WC2B 5LR
Notes
Known as ‘Curzon Film Distributors Ltd’ until 2016.

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