Hugh Macdiarmid

Year1964 Duration8 min. DirectorMargaret Tait WriterMargaret Tait MusicF. G. Scott Production Ancona Films

Eight minutes to portray a neighbouring poet on the Orkney Islands, Scottsman, Hugh MacDiarmid. “A study of a 71-year-old poet”, is how Tait defined this new portrait, which includes a visit to the poet’s house and his bookshelves, the poet in the pub, the poet reading his poems:  What am I? You don't know… and The Kind of Poetry I Want… and the poet learning to walk the tight-rope and as an eternal child. As always with Tait, water is present. 

Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
Organized by
With the aid of
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

We use our own and third-party cookies for the following purposes:

To change the cookies settings that are installed on your computer, check or uncheck the different options and then click the "Save preferences" button.
By clicking the "Accept all cookies" option, you consent to the installation of all cookies.
Likewise, by clicking the "Reject cookies" option, you reject the use of all of them.
Click here to obtain more information about our cookies policy.