V FESTIVAL OF FILM AND URBANISM «86»

MAY 9 - MAY 13 / 2018, SLAVUTYCH

THE BLACK TOWER

UK, 1985-87, 24’

 

“The Black Tower” expands the core of Smith’s interests: chiefly, the image as a filmic fact which is constantly questioned and often undermined by language and soundtrack. Like his earlier films, “The Black Tower” is concerned with description, but this time framed by a story whose undertow of melancholy balances its wit and wry humor, and which is a remarkable fiction in its own right.