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Alan Clarke

Alan Clarke (1935-1990) is a key-figure of the British film of the 1970s and 1980s.
In his short, medium and long features (most of them have been produced for television, especially the BBC), he approaches unpopular subjets such as juvenile crime, sexual abuse, drug-trafficking or racism. Making of the jobless and the homeless the protagonists of his films, he creates images of Great Britain in which the sickness of the nation is inscribed on the bodies, the architectures and the landscapes.
His protagonists are the victims of society living on their margins.
Nevertheless, they express an incredible energy, the energy of the dispossessed which Clarke does not stop to celebrate.

Andrea Grunert: Publications

"Düsteres Großbritannien: Ein Porträt des britischen Regisseurs Alan Clarke", Filmforum

"Cruel Britain: zu den Filmen von Alan Clarke", film-dienst

"Alan Clarke" Catalogue des 10èmes Rencontres Internationales de Cinéma à Paris

"Alan Clarke: Die unglaubliche Energie der Rechtlosen" Lexikon des Kinder- und Jugendfilms

"Emotion and Cognition: About Some Key-Figures in the Films by Alan Clarke", http://www.artbrain.org: The Journal of Neuro-Aesthetic Theory

"Chant d'oiseau dans un champ de bataille (Contact et Elephant d'Alan Clarke)", http://www.objectif-cinema.com