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8 Ratings

The Clearing

Directed by Alexis Bistikas
United Kingdom, 1993


An intriguing and poetic short film, set on Hampstead Heath, about an unidentified walker (eventually revealed to be director Derek Jarman) who is lured through the woods by the distant sound of a saxophone.

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The Clearing Directed by Alexis Bistikas

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  • Richmond Hill's rating of the film The Clearing

    ... Or the art of cruising. A rather charming student work shot in one continuous point-of-view take whose denouement - raison e'tre really - features Derek Jarman as the hitherto unseen flanuere seeking out his real-life partner playing saxophone in the titular space. Tragically the very young director died not long after this so the potential shown sadly remained just that.