Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Agenda Cultural - Buenos Aires
Festivales de Buenos Aires

Barbara Thorburn tries to understand her past with a trip down Memory Lane that covers three generations in her family. The memories of her poet mother and her grandmother intermingle with different periods in her life.



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Focus & Homages / Britannia B-side: Margaret Tait

By the time Blue Black Permanent was released, Tait was already 74, and it is in some respects an abstract autobiography: Greta and Barbara are representative of Tait’s joint passions of poetry, film and photography, while Greta shares Tait’s ecstatic sympathy with nature. The film does not so much flout conventions as create its own; flashbacks within flashbacks, several shifts of narrative voice, frequent use of ellipsis... Most audacious is the script’s refusal to lend coherence to Barbara’s search for her past. It remains unfinished business, like the poem left on Greta’s sideboard or Barbara’s outrage that her story could be neatly compressed into something as crude or indelicate as “a beginning, a middle and an end.” MM


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Other title/s: Azul negro permanente
Year: 1992
Format: 35mm
Color: Color
Minutes: 84
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Team:

D: Margaret Tait G: Margaret Tait F: Alex Scott E: John MacDonnell DA: Andrew Semple S: Neil Castell M: John Gray P: Barbara Grigor PE: Ben Gibson, Kate Swan, Rod Stoneman CP: Viz Productions I: Celia Imrie, Gerda Stevenson, Jack Shepherd, James Fleet, Liz Robertson



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Margaret Tait Reino Unido

She was born in Kirkwall, UK, in 1918 and died in 1999. She studied medicine at Edinburgh University, and then moved to Rome where she studied film at the Experimental Cinematography Center. She directed the film Blue Black Permanent screened along with several of her shorts at this Bafici’s Focus on her work. She also founded the production company Ancona Films and published three books of poems.




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