Derek

Derek

Derek

  For nearly 15 years, the British artist and filmmaker Derek Jarmann (is 1942-1994) was already dead, but in the hearts and minds of his friends, Tilda Swinton and Isaac Julien, he is still alive with amazing presence. The documentation Derek is a cinematic love to the declaration of the two former soul mate, the estimated production experts and sensitive man who struggled for years with the dreadful disease AIDS, which eventually robbed him increasingly eyesight. Yet Derek Jarman realized shortly before his death, the film Blue, which consistently invited to speak at the blue screen on his blindness – an attitude reflected the resignation that transported his irrepressible personality and the time is probably his most intimate work.

The Scottish actress Tilda Swinton (Caravaggio, Derek Jarman, 1986, Orlando, Sally Potter in 1992, Broken Flowers, Jim Jarmusch 2005), which also collaborated professionally with her close friend, a lot of Derek Jarman, opened the very personal documentation held under the auspices and participation of artists, intellectuals and film-maker Isaac Julien (The Darker Side of Black, 1993, Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask, 1996, Baltimore, 2003) with the reading of a text with the title Letter To An Angel , a letter that they trusted years after his death and wrote to her revered creationists, full of admiration for his creativity, his frankness and courage sorely miss them in the prevailing complacent commercialization – as well as the friend himself

is a very moving, almost confidential and not previously published interview with Derek Jarman in 1991, in which he confessed to his relentlessly then still more taboo AIDS, which stands in the center of the film and the poetic and plain words, and Tilda Swinton surrounded by private and archival footage of the artist is deceased. The result is a versatile, highly emotional portrait of Derek Jarman, which looks at the forms and effects of his character and his works with great admiration and personal involvement. Derek has the qualities of a “sentimental journey” beyond the tangible sadness about the irreplaceability of a closely related people and his special talents also contains some comfort in general: given the tremendous wealth of ideas and designs, the Derek Jarman has left, and given of a vigorous commitment that has motivated his friends to this public commemoration.

(Mary Anderson)

Title: Derek Country of production: United Kingdom Year of production: 2008 Length: 76 (Min) of material: (# ) Salzgeber

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