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SHORT FILMS
TRANSLATING EDWIN HONIG: A POET´S ALZHEIMER


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

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




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)
PROMOTED BY
Gobierno de Navarra
ORGANIZED BY
NICDO
WITH THE AID OF
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural Española
WITH THE SUPPORT OF
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaGoethe InstitutCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteTeatro GayarreLa Fábrica
MEMBER OF
PantallaIberofestLa Mesta
PARTNERS
Filmoteca de NavarraPlanetario de PamplonaMuseo OteizaMuseo Universidad de NavarraFilmoteca Española
CinetecaFilmoteca CatalunyaInstitut FrançaisHotel Tres ReyesHotel Maisonave
MEDIA PARTNER
Radio 3

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