The Palace International Film Festival The Last of England  + Live Score

The Palace International Film Festival The Last of England + Live Score

A Brexit Special: The Palace International Film Festival, Bristol’s queer film festival presents Derek Jarman’s, The Last of England, accompanied by a live score. Jarman originally created the film in response to Thatcher's Britain, a country in decline – the score reawakens the film in response to Brexit Britain, connecting distant moments in British history and uses the country's collective musical heritage to explore ideas of nostalgia, pride, and their toxic possibilities. Tilda Swinton stars in this personal commentary of a country in decline in a language closer to poetry than prose. A dark meditation on London under Thatcher. In 1987, in a world where homosexuality and AIDS victims were looked down upon, Jarman acted as a filmic spokesperson for those who remained marginalised. The Last of England is an angrily poetic, personal portrayal of a country that he saw was in ruins. Through the experimental form, through the post-apocalyptic depiction of the country, Derek’s film dismantles the establishment and highlights the horrors of modern-day Britain through a dream-like state. Taking inspiration from the use of Maryanne Faithful’s rendition of ‘Skye Boat Song’ in the original score, the live score trio join the dots between distant moments in British history and the countries' collective musical heritage to explore ideas of nostalgia, pride, and their toxic possibilities. The score is played out with violin, voice, guitar, bowed bass, effects, cymbals, mbira, amplified objects and feedback systems, an expanding collection of homemade flutes and an air raid siren. 18+

  • 24 Nov 2019
  • CCA
    350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD
    http://maps.google.com/?ll=55.8660324,-4.2661907&q=CCA
  • Venue: CCA
  • Get Directions

You May Also Like These Events...

British Basketball League Playoff Final

Stars of the British game lay it all on the line in pursuit of this coveted piece of silverware.

Riverside Festival

The Electric Frog crew and Pressure once again join forces to present their outdoor electronic music ...

Counterflows

A festival of underground, experimental and international music, Counterflows marries the local to the international ...

5 Seconds of Summer

The latest baby-faced messy haired chaps playing soft rock pop in the One Direction mould. The ...

Glasgow Coffee Festival

A celebration of the mighty coffee bean, showcasing Scotland's speciality coffee scene. There are ...

Share