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International
Documentary
Film Festival
of Navarra
27.03-01.04.23
Pamplona
Iruña
International
Documentary
Film Festival
of Navarra

14-19.03.22
Pamplona
Iruña
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MARGARET TAIT
On the Mountain


Country: UK
Year: 1974
Duration: 32'
Direction: Margaret Tait
Production: Ancona Films

The first jump in Margaret Tait’s geography. In this film, the filmmaker had already abandoned her native island and was shooting the films she made and dedicated to her second landscape: Edinburgh, more urban film, closer to the ground, showing fewer skies but without failing to incorporate elements of nature found in the heart of the city, such as flowers and gestures of the city people.  Nostalgia is green and Tait’s street films are filled with window dressing, praise from the passers-by and looks to the street from the window. On the Mountain has the surprise and skill of presenting itself like those fish that are opened up to find a smaller fish hidden inside.   Therefore, the film swallows an earlier film called Rose Street (1956) and protects and accompanies it with another corporeality and skeleton in colour 18 years later. The street where Margaret Tait set up the offices of her production company, Ancona, has a double visit in time.  The same scenes are repeated but what changes are the shops and stores. The look is the same. Like always in these time films, a sad contrast: the sentry of time, that cat waiting on the steps alongside the milk bottles is no longer there.

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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