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International
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Film Festival
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14-19.03.22
Pamplona
Iruña
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THE CENTRAL REGION
ROBINSON IN RUINS


Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2010
Duration: 101'
Direction: Patrick Keiller
Writer: Patrick Keiller
Cinematographer: Patrick Keiller
Editor: Patrick Keiller
Production: Keith Griffiths

The journey through the South of England (Oxfordshire and Berkshire) of the eccentric, rebellious scholar Robinson and his old video camera. The voice-over narration warns the audience that Robinson has just been released from the prison in Edgcott, reaching the closest city in search for a place from which to look, believing that “if he looked at it hard enough, he could cause the surface of the city to reveal to him the molecular basis of historical events, and in this way he hoped to see into the future.” Robinson thought he could also communicate with “non-human intelligences” determined to preserve life on Earth. The background to this cinematic essay is populated with current issues like the global economic downturn, the war in Afghanistan, and climate change.
Festivals
Venice Film Festival; 54th BFI London Film Festival; New York Film Festival; Vancouver International Film Festival.

Patrick Keiller

Patrick Keiller was born in Blackpool in 1950. He studied at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, and initially practiced as an architect. In 1979 he joined the Royal College of Art’s Department of Environmental Media as a postgraduate student. His first audiovisual installations were shown at the Tate Gallery en 1982. His longer 35mm films include London(1994) and Robinson in Space (1997) –a critique of the United Kingdom’s economic landscape under the Conservative governments of 1979-1997. In 2000, Keiller completed The Dilapidated Dwelling, a documentary whose subject matter is the state of housing in the UK. One of his latest projects was London-Bombay (2006), an ambitious installation of 30 giant screens that recreate the architecture and sounds of Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, considered to be the third most beautiful train station in the world and named as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2004.Robinson in Ruins (2010) is a sequel to London(1994) and Robinson in Space (1997).
Filmography
Stonebridge
Park (1981)
Norwood
(1983)
The End (1986)
Valtos (1987)
The Clouds (1989)
London
(1994)
Robinson in Space (1997)
The Dilapidated Dwelling (2000)

Robinson in Ruins
(2010)
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 EspañolaPlan de Recuperación, Transformación y ResilienciaFinanciado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU
With the support of
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteFundación Caja NavarraGoethe InstitutCanadá InternationalCasa ÁrabeCineteca MadridAsociación de Mujeres Cineastas y de Medios AudiovisualesInstitut FrançaisEmbajada de Portugal en MadridCamões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua Portugal
Member of
PantallaIberofestLa MestaThe Red Balloon
Partners
Filmoteca de Navarra
Museo Oteiza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola
Festival de Cine Africano FCAT
Festival Scope
Centre Cinématographique Marocain
Hotel Tres Reyes
Hotel Maisonave
Cineteca Bologna
The Film Foundation
World Cinema Project
Cinemateca Portuguesa
NAPAR
Radio 3
Golem
Filmoteca Española
Antartika
Festivals in Navarre
Punto de Vista
NIFF - Navarra International Film Festival
Navarra, tierra de cine
Ópera Prima
Skimetraje
CTL 59
#LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival
Festival de Cine y Dentistas
Horror Online Art
FICBE (Festival Internacional de Cortos de Berriozar)
FAN, Festival de Anime de Navarra
Lo que viene
Muestra de cine español
Filmmaking for social change
Muestra Internacional de Cine y Mujeres de Pamplona

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