Screening of I, Of Whom I Know Nothing
November 23, 2014, 3:30pm - 5pm at the Centre Canadien d'Architecture (CCA)
Pablo Sigg’s I, Of Whom I Know Nothing was filmed during the autumn and winter of 2012 and 2013 at John Calder's home in Montreuil. Calder – Samuel Beckett's London publisher, collaborator and close friend – decided to move to Montreuil, outside Paris, to live in what once was the office and basement of an 8-storey apartment building constructed after the War. The film witnesses Calder's very particular domestic life, as well as his journey to London to visit legendary Beckett actress, Billie Whitelaw, at the old people's home for performing artists in Northwood, Middlesex.
Sigg’s film is a slow consideration of intermingled lives and of the process of aging, a portrait of Beckett, Calder and Whitelaw’s individual and overlapping stories. The film adopts a decidedly somber and graceful tone, offering the viewer a glimpse into the private lives of these individuals in retreat.
Pablo Sigg’s I, Of Whom I Know Nothing was an official selection of the international competition at the Marseille International Film Festival in 2014, where it received a special mention.
The film will be projected on Sunday, November 23rd at the "Sommet de l'avenir" held at the CCA, as part of the BNLMTL 2014.
SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art
372 Ste. Catherine O. Suite 507