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Derek Jarman
Writer, Director, The Garden (1990)
The film takes the form of a vacuous and seemingly never-ending nightmare. "I want to share this emptiness with you..." begins the narration, unpromisingly and only too accurately. "I offer you a journey without direction." The director himself appears early on, and falls asleep. It is not long before members of his audience have joined him.The film raises, according to the publicity blurb, "important ecological issues". It's true that I did catch myself wondering why the planet's resources are being wasted on making such self-pitying, self-sanctifying garbage.
(Chris Tookey, Sunday Telegraph)
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