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Country: Fance, United Kingdom
Direction: Stephen Dwoskin
Screenplay: Stephen Dwoskin
Photograph: Rachel Benitah, Stephen Dwoskin, Véronique Goël
Sound: Philippe Ciompi
Music: Alexander Balanescu
Production: Antoine Barraud, Vincent Wang, Stephen Dwoskin
Edition: Stephen Dwoskin, Tatia Shaburishvili
Associate Producers: Simon Field, Keith Girffith , Véronique Goël, Rachel Bénitah, Philippe Dijon de Monteton
Age is… is a new feature meditating on the subjective experience and cultural concepts of ageing. Here is an ode to the texture, the beauty, the singularity of aging faces and silhouettes, a hypnotic poem of long observations of very tiny details: a gesture, a pause, a look, a moment. Throughout his films intimacy has always played the leading role and this is also true for Age is…, all the faces being those of close friends, of their relatives and sometimes even of Stephen himself.
Stephen Dwoskin (1939-2012)
Stephen Dwoskin was born in 1939 in Brooklyn. He contracted polio at the age of 9 and was left disabled. After working as a photographer and graphic designer, Dwoskin shot and produced his own films, the first of these, Asleep, was awarded a prize at the Venice Biennale. In 1964, he moved to Britain on a Fulbright Fellowship and became the driving force behind an independent cinema movement (the London Film-Makers’ Cooperative). Stephen Dwoskin died on June 28th, 2012, in London.