Tuesday 13 November 2018
BFI Southbank, London
Land Makar (1981) is a portrait of Tait’s farming neighbour Mary Graham Sinclair – a poet (‘makar’) of the land – as we follow her through the seasons. Alongside this, the BFI screen two short films: The Drift Back (1956), tracing a family’s return to the Orkney island of Wyre, and Caora Mor: The Big Sheep (1966), which echoes the harsh Highland Clearances of 1810-1820, and how ‘handed-down memories still affect people.’
Part of the BFI’s season Rhythm and Poetry: The films of Margaret Tait.