Old Fools, The

by Lingford, Ruth

Video 2002

Series
Animate!
Duration
6
Screens
1
Funder
Arts Council of England & Channel Four

The film is directly based on the Philip Larkin poem, written when the poet's mother was in a nursing home. Like the poem, the film explores the ambivalent feelings of tenderness and disgust, compassion and terror evoked by countenancing the decay and death of a loved parent. It offers a clear-eyed look at the inevitability of our demise. The poem voiced by Bob Geldof. An animate! film.

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