Berlinale: Programme


Film File

Generation 14plus

Four Quartets

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He waves his arms in the air while his lithe body soaks up the beat and transfers it to his legs. Raf literally breathes in the music. At the same time he is constantly scanning the room. There is desire and expectation in his gaze, but also anxiety and shyness. Moving to the film’s rhythmic pulse and the intoxicating music in the queer club, we dance with Raf and cast off all inhibitions.

by
Marco Alessi

Great Britain 2018

Without dialogue

11’ · Colour

With

Laurie Kynaston (Raf)
Mary Antony (Alice)
Henry Felix (Oscar)
Darren Siah (Joe)
Otamere Guobadia (TT)
Mahatma Michael (Club Host)
Emily Renée (Eva)
Selali Fiamanya (Isaac)
Nathan Ellis (Will)
Digby Llovet-Dinning (Raf (as a Child))

Crew

Written and directed by
Marco Alessi
Director of Photography
Will Baldy
Editing
Jo Lewandowska
Music
Tom Foskett-Barnes, Bobby Goulder
Sound Design
Dan Pugsley
Sound
Nick Olorenshaw
Choreography
James Berkery
Production Design
Rowan Wigley
Art Director
Hannah Davis
Colourist
Pete Oppersdorff
Costumes
Lily O’Hara
Make-up
Serena Grace, Jonathon Luke Baker
Assistant Director
Joe Starrs
Production Manager
Tasie Kinsky
Producer
Ksenia Harwood
Executive Producer
Lizzie Pickering
Co-producer
Alex Darby

Biography

Marco Alessi

Born in London, UK, in 1994, he has directed music videos for musicians including the Oxford University a cappella group Out of the Blue. Four Quartets is his first short fiction film. toni_with_an_i, his next short film, will be broadcast by the BBC in March 2019.

Filmography

2017 Look at Me; documentary · MIDWAY; documentary 2018 Four Quartets; short film

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019

Produced by

Ksenia Harwood