Sunday 11 November 2018
BFI Southbank, London
In Blue Black Permanent (1992), Tait passionately confronts memory and family in a truly unique style. The premiere of a new restoration, this screening includes an introduction by writer So Mayer.
This haunting and magical film moves between Edinburgh and Orkney as it tells of a woman’s attempts to come to terms with her mother’s death through her childhood memories. Filled with flashbacks and dream sequences, it’s also a film about islanders’ relationship with the ever-present sea. Tait’s only feature-length film, from her own screenplay, has been newly remastered in 2K by the BFI.
Part of the BFI’s season Rhythm and Poetry: The films of Margaret Tait.