Margaret Tait

Int.: Helen Tatlow, Dawn Croft, Malcolm Bates. Prod.: Ancona Films. 16mm. D.: 4’. Bn/Col.

T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

The intention in Aerial is condensation, so that the emotional effect is direct, as in poetry.

Margaret Tait


A short, lyrical film invoking all things elemental. A perfect distillation of Tait’s idea of the film poem as it evolved over time. It is one of her shortest films at just over four minutes long and features no spoken words at all.

Sarah Neely

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