Tuesday, April 25, 2023

TS Eliot's Four Quartets (2022)

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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