Unseen: The Lives of Looking

  • 90'
  • United Kingdom
  • 2015
Concrete images arise from patterns of light and colour. People, a city, the world. Scanning and focusing. So begins this unconventional overview during which three people share their intense literal and figurative relationship with sight.
The human-rights lawyer notes that things only become clear once you look through the client’s eyes. The astronomer doggedly studies rocks on Mars and Earth until they give up their secrets. The eye surgeon discusses his empathy with people in danger of losing their eyesight.
The fourth party is the filmmaker, artist Dryden Goodwin, who - in drawings - reflects on the above and gives his father and son modest roles in this unusual documentary in which poetic impressions replace the more customary talking heads. A reflection on the way we relate to the world and discover what lies beneath the surface.
Director
Dryden Goodwin
Country of production
United Kingdom
Production Year
2015
Festival Edition
IFFR 2016
Length
90'
Medium
DCP
Language
English
Producers
Jo Cole, Sarah Caddy, Gareth Evans
Production Companies
Dryden Goodwin Projects, Red Bee Media
Sales
Dryden Goodwin Projects
Screenplay
Dryden Goodwin
Cinematography
Dryden Goodwin
Editor
Jo Cole, Dryden Goodwin
Production Design
Dryden Goodwin
Sound Design
Dryden Goodwin
Music
Dryden Goodwin
Website
http://drydengoodwin.com