Robinson in Ruins

Filmmaker Patrick Keiller is particularly renowned for his 1990s works London and Robinson in Space. These films distinctively combined fiction and theory, using hypnotic cinematography (based around lengthy static shots of urban, industrial and rural locations) and the deadpan narration of the late Paul Scofield to recount the psychogeographical research of the eponymous Robinson.

Fans will be pleased to hear that a third film in the sequence is about to be released: Robinson in Ruins, which uses a similar approach to explore the English landscape in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. See here for a brief article about the film from The Guardian, and here for a more in-depth review in Sight & Sound. If you want to know more (or get reacquainted with Robinson) you can borrow a DVD set of the first two films, London and Robinson in Space, from the College library.

Robinson in Ruins is on theatrical release from 19th November 2010.

05. November 2010 by jfurnes1
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