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LIGHT YEARS AWAY

LIGHT YEARS AWAY

LIGHT YEARS AWAY

1981 / 105min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: ALAIN TANNER

CAST: TREVOR HOWARD, MICK FORD, BERNICE STEGERS

After the bleak, despairing Messidor, Tanner produced this, a film fairly brimming with a love of life and footloose freedom, the Dublin-set adaptation of Geneva writer Daniel Odier’s La Voie sauvage, and took the Grand Prix at Cannes. Young Jonas (Mick Ford) becomes drawn to an elderly, typically Tanner-esque loner, Yoshka (Trevor Howard, excellent), who lives in a glum graveyard and jealously guards a secret which Jonas endeavors to learn, in this tender fable touched by the ineffable.

Light Years Away is screening as part of the series Alain Tanner. Click here for more info.