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A Sudden Glimpse to Deeper Things

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Synopsis

A creative biography of the Scottish artist Wilhelmina Barns-Graham. One of the most important women in British modern art, the painter Wilhelmina Barns-Graham was a highly inspirational figure, whose work was deeply impacted by a pivotal event in her life. In May 1949, this leading representative of the modernist St. Ives group of artists climbed to the top of the Grindelwald glacier in Switzerland, an experience which was to transform the way she saw the world. She spent the rest of her life capturing its shapes and colours, indeed its very essence. In his essayistic portrait Cousins delves into complex themes of gender, climate change and creativity, while laying bare the artist’s character and vast imagination so pervasively that he creates the impression we are seeing the world through her eyes.
Official Selection Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2024 - World premiere

Details

Year
2024
Type of film
Features
Running Time
88 mins
Format
Digital
Director
Mark Cousins
Producer
Mary Bell, Adam Dawtrey
Executive Producer
Mark Thomas
Editor
Timo Langer
Music
Linda Buckley
Principal Cast
Narrated by: Tilda Swinton

Production status

Complete

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Last updated 28th May 2024

Production Company

BofA Productions
20 Westerton Drive
Bridge of Allan
FK9 4QL
+44 (0)7739 954106
adam.dawtrey@btinternet.com

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Company

Reservoir Docs
2 rue Charles Renouvier
75020 Paris
France
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