Play Me Something
Timothy Neat & John Berger
Shot twenty five years ago ‘Play Me Something’ is, today, widely recognised as a masterpiece. Winner of the Europa Prize at Barcelona (1989), it was ignored by British critics.
Filmed on the Hebridean isle of Barra and in Venice, it features Tilda Swinton, Hamish Henderson, Liz Lochhead and Margaret Bennett. Experimental, modernist, politically challenging, this film links Gaelic culture with Italian folk tradition: beautiful, philosophical, sexually dynamic, intellectual, deeply moving, here is cinema with an eye on the future. John Berger, at the height of his powers, tells a story ‘that will have to be seen to be imagined’. See Tilda and die.