Saturday, February 11, 2023

T.S. ELIOT'S FOUR QUARTETS (2022) Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2023

Ralph Fiennes performs TS Eliot's four poems on the nature of man, the universe and the divine. 

A recorded stage play (oh how I wish I could have seen this live) has Fiennes turning Eliot's words into a theatrical experience. He stands, sits and wanders the stage speaking the words as if he were a man lost and lost in thought. 

Its a staggering experience that is going to be best seen in a darkened room where you can get lost in the words which are amplified and expanded by Fiennes' physical performance. This is a performance that sucks us in an makes us feel what he is feeling. Its as if Fiennes' body explains what Eliot's words are trying to say.

This is a masterclass of acting and magnificent film.

See it

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