6 Desires: DH Lawrence and Sardinia

Feature | NR | 85


Green Hills Cinema - Theater 3 Thu, Apr 16, 2015 5:15 PM
Green Hills Cinema- Theater 14 Fri, Apr 17, 2015 3:45 PM
Film Info
Section:Spectrum Feature
Run Time:85
Premiere Status:Tennessee Premiere
Country:United Kingdom / Italy
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Mark Cousins
Producer:Samm Haillay
Laura Marcellino
Don Boyd
Duane Hopkins
Cinematographer:Mark Cousins
Editor:Timo Langer
Music:Aaron Kelly


In 1921, DH Lawrence and his wife Frieda von Richthofen journeyed to Sardinia, where they spent the winter travelling. He wrote a book about his experiences and now Mark Cousins retraces his footsteps, armed with a camcorder and an inexhaustible reserve of curiosity. The film is conceived partly as a letter to Lawrence – or ‘Bert’, as he calls him, a detail that’s typical of the film’s inviting sense of conversational intimacy. A lively chronicle of Cousins' own trip through Sardinia, the film is a bracing reflection on a dizzying range of subjects, including Lawrence’s creative impulses, fascism, the island’s Catholic rituals and the writings of such thinkers as Hélène Cixous and Antonio Gramsci.