Four Quartets

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
with Laurie Kynaston, Mary Antony, Henry Felix, Darren Siah, Otamere Guobadia
United Kingdom 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 byMarco Alessi
CinematographyWill Baldy
EditingJo Lewandowska
MusicTom Foskett-Barnes, Bobby Goulder
Sound DesignDan Pugsley
SoundNick Olorenshaw
ChoreographyJames Berkery
Production DesignRowan Wigley
Art DirectorHannah Davis
ColouristPete Oppersdorff
CostumesLily O’Hara
Make-upSerena Grace, Jonathon Luke Baker
Assistant DirectorJoe Starrs
Production ManagerTasie Kinsky
ProducerKsenia Harwood
Executive ProducerLizzie Pickering
Co-producerAlex Darby

Produced by

Ksenia Harwood

London, United Kingdom

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

Dates

Short Films 1 - 14plus

Four Quartets | Mientras las olas | Kids | Liberty | Tattoo | Story | Hush | Tigre

Feb 10 15:30

CinemaxX 3

Subtitles: English

Ticket code 100043

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Feb 13 10:00

CinemaxX 3

Subtitles: English

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Feb 15 11:00

CinemaxX 1

Subtitles: English

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Feb 16 15:00

CinemaxX 3

Subtitles: English

Ticket code 160042

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Queer Mix: Don’t stop me from loving
Feb 10 21:30

CinemaxX 3

Subtitles: English

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Queer Mix: Shadows of the past – exploding lives
Feb 17 16:00

International

Subtitles: English

With 15 minutes intermission

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