Lynne Ramsay focuses on physical pursuit in her short film commissioned for the London 2012 Festival – albeit in typically leftfield fashion. She films a free swimmer in a rural river but frames him within a gorgeous, black-and-white portrait of surrealism and serenity, with music and sounds from British films ('If...', 'Lord of the Flies'). The shortest of the films in the collection, 'The Swimmer' is the most experimental, ditching dialogue in favour of beautiful imagery and a strange soundscape.
Monday June 25 2012
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