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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Robert Beavers

Robert Beavers at IFFR

  • The Ground

    In the space which film creates, emptiness acquires a contour strong enough for the spectator to see more than image – a space permitting vision in ad

    • main programme short
  • Pitcher of Colored Light

    I have filmed my mother’s house and garden… The sense of place is never separate from the moment.

    • Short: As Long As It Takes
  • From the Notebook of…

    Perhaps Beaver’s most masterful work of structural harmony, binary contradictions and self-reflexive form.

    • main programme short
  • Amor

    Focussing on the complex emotions that surround love, separation and the metonymic twinning of objects, including that of the edited image and saturat

    • main programme short
  • Listening to the Space in My Room

    Portrait of a space once inhabited by the filmmaker adheres to a precise, yet enigmatic sound-image construction that carries rare emotional weight.

    • Spectrum Shorts
  • Early Monthly Segments

    Made when Beavers was in his late teens and had moved to Switzerland from the US with his companion, the film maker Gregory Markopoulos, Early Monthly Segments is a self conscious, stylised, homo erotic film diary of precocious skill, celebrating the domestic life and surroundings of the two film makers.

    • short films
  • Still Light

    Landscape and desire. Details from the Greek island of Hydra, a figure, a study in light and place and the act of creation.

    • short films
  • The Hedge Theater

    Shot in Rome in the 1980s and inspired by the Baroque architecture and stone carvings of Borromini and a painting by the Sienese Il Sassetta, The Hedge Theater is one of Beavers’ most richly achieved works, taking full advantage of the sumptuous imagery and the subtlety of sound possible on 35mm.

    • short films
  • Through a Lens Brightly

    Film portrait like a painting in time, an almost musically structured series of images.

    • main programme short
  • Sotiros

    This focuses on the theme of healing; recently the maker added a new soundtrack.

    • main programme short