PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN

by Henwar RODAKIEWICZ
1925-1931 / 16mm / b&w / silent / 1S / 55' 41




"PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN was a silent 16mm film of three reels. Rodakiewicz considered adding sound to the film but decided that musical accompaniment would only be saying the same thing twice." - Harry Dartford
"It was an integrated collection of the many things that appealed to me as visually expressing thoughts and feelings going on within me. Its subject matter ranged from cigarette smoke, machinery, leaves, clouds, water (especially the sea) - but contained no people. The job of editing this material was done purely on a basis of feeling for the proper continuity - a manner I still employ today." - Henwar Rodakiewicz
"It was an impressionistic picture cut in musical rhythm in the form of symphony with different rhythms. It was a type of thing that had beauty." - Floyd Crosby
"Rodakiewicz was trying to express himself through these inanimate objects of nature; he was actually showing himself. It was a remarkable but personal piece of filmmaking." - Fred Zinnemann
"In comparison with other montage films, Rodakiewicz’s shots are not simply long but long enough to test most viewers' patience. He understood that the camera can provide a form of meditative mindfulness, and that cinema can be a means of achieving not just excitement but serenity." - Scott MacDonald

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distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound silent
rental fee 125,00 €