Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Poetry At Keswick Film Festival

Our poetry strand this year crosses continents and spans centuries.

Draw on Sweet Night is festival favourite Tony Britten's working of the story of John Wilbye, writer of madrigals; Reaching for the Moon chronicles of the tragic love affair between American poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares, against the breathtaking backdrop of Rio de Janeiro.

Neruda, where director Pablo Larrain and Gael Garcia Bernal combine again to great effect, is also set in South America as poetry and politics collide in 1940s Chile. Jim Jarmusch's Paterson was described as "perhaps the most purely pleasurable film at Cannes this year". A week in the life of a New Jersey poet and bus driver, it is a joy to watch with scenes blatantly stolen by Nellie the bulldog, the rightful winner of the Palme D'Og.

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