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MARGARET TAIT
Land Makar


Country: UK
Year: 1981
Duration: 30'
Direction: Margaret Tait
Production: Ancona Films

The final portrait is also the longest, as she not only includes the person portrayed but also the landscape and seasons that surround her. Margaret Tait patiently accompanies Mary Graham Sinclair on her farm on the Orkney Islands for three years to capture this seasonal rhythm of the sun and the moon in which the open landscape shows us the passing of days as “a number of canvases”, in Tait’s own words. The title is translated from Gaelic into The Poet of the Land. And this is the case, the farmer writes the furrows in the land with firm lines that work like rhyming verses or builds the tall mountain of grass with ancient wisdom as a perfect sculpture on which the farm depends. Only by watching the tenderness with which she approaches a swan sitting on her nest or the gentleness with which she strokes a calf is enough. The future of the land is written in her hands.

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
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PARTNERS
Filmoteca de NavarraPlanetario de PamplonaMuseo OteizaMuseo Universidad de NavarraFilmoteca Española
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