Margaret Tait

M.: Fernando Birri, Peter Hollander, Margaret Tait. Int.: Claudia Donzelli, Saulat Rahman, Fernando Birri. 16mm. D.: 6’. Bn

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

Early experiments in portraiture, made while Tait was studying in Rome. Portraits of Claudia Donzelli, Saulat Rahman and Fernando Birri. Birri also credited with continuity.
I like the idea of making a film equivalent of portrait painting. I did 3Ps of 3 of my friends in Rome and the next year, home in Orkney, I made a portrait of my mother. […] I was trying for a sort of formality – a juxtaposition of images related to colour, composition, movement.

Margaret Tait

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