A Very Crafty and Tricky Contrivance

Year2012 Duration13 min. DirectorGreta Alfaro PhotographyPeter James EditorDavid Ferrando Giraut y Greta Alfaro MusicNigel Yang CastGrace Dickinson, Lorenzo Durantini, Alexander Leslie, Patrick Sutton, Liz Bennett, Greta Alfaro

First assistant: Patrick Sutton

An ordinary rat bearing a tiny camera scurries around an office building, recording its everyday activity without being noticed. We are in the Fish and Coal Building in London, a semi-derelict office building in full operation in the second half of the nineteenth and the early twentieth century. The rat wanders about in what looks like a 1900 office. The rat, a shadow of civilisation, lives among us, hiding from us, feeding on progress and detritus – a symbol of negative things yet man’s inseparable companion.

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Gobierno de Navarra
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Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes Audiovisuales Acción Cultural Española Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia Financiado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU

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