Play Me Something

Film

Time Out says

John Berger here collaborates with Neat to bring one of his own short stories to the screen, also appearing as the mysterious story teller. A handful of men and women await the plane for Glasgow on the Hebridean island of Barra: visitors, a girl (Swinton) setting off for a job on the mainland, locals who have charge of the airport, and in their midst, Berger. Jaunty, vibrant and expansive, he makes a mesmerising storyteller; and his tale, on the face of it a simple yarn of a peasant (Brumo) on a weekend trip to Venice, becomes a complex exploration of people and places, factories and farms, sex, politics, music...ways of being. The film quite naturally takes on myriad textures: colour and black-and-white, 35mm and blown-up 16mm footage, and for the story-within-the-story, still photographs by the exemplary Jean Mohr. Berger and Neat have discovered that there is a useful application for post-modernism after all, the better to tell a tale.

By: TCh

Details

Release details

Duration:
72 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Timothy Neat
Screenwriter:
John Berger, Timothy Neat
Cast:
Lucia Lanzarini
Charlie Barron
John Berger
Hamish Henderson
Tilda Swinton
Stewart Ennis
Robert Carr
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