ROBINSON IN RUINS

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ROBINSON IN RUINS

Patrick Keiller
GB, 2010
Documentaries, 101min, OF

ROBINSON IN RUINS

Patrick Keiller
GB, 2010
Documentaries, 101min, OF

Cast: 
Stimme
Vanessa Redgrave
Screenplay: 
Patrick Keiller
Sound: 
Larry Sider
Chu-Li Shewring
Camera: 
Patrick Keiller
Editor: 
Patrick Keiller

Production: 
Patrick Keiller, Royal Collage of Art, Arts & Humanities Research Council, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, British Film Institute, Illuminations Films
World Sales: 
HanWay Films
Format: 
DCP
Color

A decade after his earlier trips around London and England, film cans and writings are discovered suggesting that Robinson – is that his real name? – resumed his investigations upon release from prison. Keen to cure the world of “a great malady” (symptoms include the banking crisis, global warming, war in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the transfer of British land to obscure owners), Robinson sought – or so we’re told by an exlover (Vanessa Redgrave) of the now deceased narrator of the first two films – to communicate with “non-human intelligences” determined to preserve life on Earth. Keiller’s witty, revealing script weaves together philosophy, the arts, history, politics, economics, science, agriculture, architecture and much else, even as surreal, mysterious and beautiful images, imbued with a deep love of the natural world, remind us of what’s at risk. Timely indeed. (Geoff Andrew)