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SHORT FILMS
TRANSLATING EDWIN HONIG: A POET´S ALZHEIMER

Country: United States
Year: 2010
Duration: 19'
Direction: Alan Berliner
Photograph: Ian Vollmer
Editor: Alan Berliner
http://alanberliner.com/

Sinopsis

International premiere

Alan Berliner has been chronicling the final years of his friend, cousin, and former mentor, Edwin Honig – distinguished poet, translator, critic, and teacher – into the depths of Alzheimer's disease. Among many other honors, Honig received honorary "knighthoods” from Spain and Portugal for his seminal translations of Lorca, Calderón, and Pessoa that awakened English-speaking readers to the work of these literary giants. This suite of six short films reveals a poet and wordsmith who may have lost his memory and his command of language, but still retains his sense of rhythm, rhyme and sublime musicality. And through it all, his dignity.
Festivals
New York Film Festival





Alan Berliner
's uncanny ability to combine experimental cinema, artistic purpose, and popular appeal in compelling film essays has made him one of America's most acclaimed independent filmmakers. The New York Times has described Berliner's work as "powerful, compelling and bittersweet... full of conflict and contradiction, innovative in their cinematic technique... Alan Berliner illustrates the power of fine art to transform life."
Filmography
Translating Edwin Honig: A Poet´s Alzheimer (2010)
Wide Awake
(2006)
The Sweetest Sound
(2001)
Nobody's Business
(1996)
Intimate Stranger
(1991)
The Family Album
(1988)
Everywhere at Once (1985)
Natural History (1983)
Myth in the Electric Age (1981)
City Edition (1980)
Lines of Force (1979)
Color Wheel (1976)
Four Corner Time (1976)
Patent Pending (1975)
ORGANIZED BY
Gobierno de Navarra NICDO
WITH THE AIS OF
Teatro Gayarre Fundación Museo Jorge Oteiza Civican Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Huarte Acción Cultural Española Radio 3 Euskalerria Irratia Cultura Film Revista Filmada Revista Don Institut Français
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