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Cezanne's Eye

An experiential journey through the landscape of Cezanne’s Provence.

Animation & Artists Moving Image 1982 23 mins


Cezanne's Eye is an experiential journey through the body of a unique landscape - that of Cezanne's Provence. Using intuitive and expressionist visual language and a striking specially composed soundtrack (by Stuart Jones) the film is a movement through land, sky, colour, sound and music that is both sensual and visually challenging. In Stan Brakhage’s words, Cezanne's Eye is “the most significant camera as paintbrush film in the history of cinema”.

Founded in 1966, the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative started life at Better Books, a counter-culture bookshop on Charing Cross Road, where a group led by poet Bob Cobbing and filmmakers Stephen Dwoskin and Jeff Keen met to screen films. Initially inspired by the activities of the New American Cinema Group in New York, the London Co-op grew into a pioneering organisation that incorporated a film workshop, cinema space and distribution office. During its four-decade history, the Co-op played a crucial role in establishing film as an art form in the UK and participated in a vibrant international film scene. This BFI Player collection brings together new scans of films distributed by and/or produced at the London Co-op.