Fragments

James Scott

IFFR 2020

The Tyger Burns

  • 43'
  • USA
  • 2020

Thanks to his curiosity – and perhaps unwillingness to fit into any category invented to classify filmmakers – director/artist James Scott was able to create one of modern cinema's most perplexing oeuvres. In the second half of the 1960s he came to some prominence with a series of unconventional art documentaries, including Love's Presentation (1966) on David Hockney. In 1970 he co-founded the Berwick Street Film Collective, a legend in radical political cinema, from which he successfully moved towards narrative fiction features, shorts and television; and then into silence.

He re-emerges with Fragments, which returns him to his roots: an intimate portrait of British pop artist/filmmaker Derek Boshier, shot on an iPhone in his studio in California. Boshier, once commissioned by David Bowie, reflects on his life and creative practice while working on a giant drawing, 'World News', and a series of paintings titled 'Night and Snow'. 

Screens together with Due scatole dimenticate.

Director
James Scott
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
USA
Production Year
2020
Festival Edition
IFFR 2020
Length
43'
Medium
DCP
Language
English
Producer
James Scott
Sales
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Cinematography
James Scott