Director: William Raban

UK 1977 - 2002 | Colour

Avaliable on: DVD

A leading figure in his field, whose work ranges from multi-screen gallery pieces to perfectly-crafted short films, William Raban is the focus for the first in a new series of British Artists' Films released by BFI Video. Raban's particular interests - the City of London and the British landscape - are in the tradition of the romantic landscape painters. The DVD features five films written, produced, photographed, edited and directed by William Raban: Thames Barrier, Fergus Walking, A13, MM and the acclaimed Thames Film, filmed from a boat drifting downstream and narrated by actor John Hurt. The films show Raban's continuing explorations of the formal properties of film itself and his immediate surroundings: East London and the River Thames.