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Lester 2009


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Lester 2009

3 mins United Kingdom Director. Luke Fowler

As the winning artist of the 2008 Film London Jarman Award, Luke Fowler was commissioned to produce four short films for 3 Minute Wonder, Channel 4's shorts strand. Known collectively as The Tenement Films, they are a series of portraits of four diverse individuals brought together through a shared residence - a flat in a Victorian tenement in the West End of Glasgow. The final and the most mellifluous of the quartet, it features a warm, ornate score for solo cello and sine-wave, performed and composed by Charles Curtis. Part of the Derek Jarman Awards collection.

Directed by

Luke Fowler




Film London Jarman Award




United Kingdom



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Film London

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