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There We Are John...

Directed by Ken McMullen
United Kingdom, 1994
Documentary, Short


In this revealing documentary, Ken McMullen creates an elegant portrait of the Filmmaker Derek Jarman, based on an interview conducted by John Cartwright.

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There We Are John... Directed by Ken McMullen

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  • Richmond Hill's rating of the film There We Are John...

    Inevitably tragic given Jarman's frailty, but as eloquent, good humoured and full of sensible grace as you'd imagine from him. The stylistic decision to shoot in black & white adds a degree of understandable, but somewhat unnecessary, austerity, but this is small complaint for such an elegiac cameo of kind humanity. The music instantly returns one to 1990s 'art house' cinema. The past is a foreign country indeed...

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