“Isaacs has an astounding gift for getting people to open up to him and he uses film the way a skilled artist uses paint. The result is beautiful, heartbreaking and profoundly humane.” - Times Online
The Pembroke Film Masterclass Series kicks off with a session on documentary filmmaking, with guest speaker Marc Isaacs. Since 2001 Marc has made more than ten creative documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4, and his films have won Grierson, Royal Television Society and BAFTA awards, as well as numerous international Film Festival prizes, including the Krakow Film Festival.
This masterclass looks at why the idea of transience is so crucial to Marc's working practice, and includes clips from his films as well as a chance to ask questions.
This Masterclass discusses films by Marc Isaacs that deal with places of transience, such as Lift (2001), Travellers (2003), Calais: The Last Border (2003), Someday My Prince Will Come (2005), All White in Barking (2008), Outside The Court (2011), The Road: A Story of Life and Death (2013). The transient space is a prominent feature of the documentary films of Marc Isaacs. From his acclaimed first film, Lift (2001), shot entirely within the confines of an elevator, through to his latest feature, The Road: A Story of Life and Death, Isaacs often finds his expression in places and people that are overlooked by others, locating strangeness, melancholy and joy in the urban landscape, and those who inhabit it.
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