THE BLACK TOWER

by John SMITH
1985-1987 / 16mm / color / sound / 1S / 23' 00

“In The Black Tower we enter the world of a man haunted by a tower which, he believes, is following him around London. While the character of the central protagonist is indicated only by a narrative voice-over which takes us from unease to breakdown to mysterious death, the images, meticulously controlled and articulated, deliver a series of colour coded puzzles, jokes and puns which pull the viewer into a mind-teasing engagement. Smith’s assurance and skill as a filmmaker undercuts the notion of the avant-garde as dry, unprofessional and dull and in The Black Tower we have an example of a film which plays with the emotions as well as the language of film.”
Nik Houghton, Independent Media 1987

2 PRINTS IN DISTRIBUTION


distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound opt
rental fee 85,00 €

distribution format Digital file on USB stick (PAL)
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound son
translation French (Sous-titrage)
rental fee 85,00 €