I went to a screening of ‘Robinson in Ruins’ at Cambridge University architectural college. Patrick Keiller was present and chatting.
It is a very special film. Keiller, as camera operator and director, gives due to the time in which it takes to perform an action; or to put it another way an event is given due time for the viewer to accept an event’s place – it’s significance – in the worlds being conjured by the film. ‘The event’ must be observed rather than accepted for it’s placing as a stand-in for meaning. Clever.
Other films that have done this for me are ‘Stalker’ and ‘Penda’s Fen’.