Restoring Film by Samuel Beckett was the accomplishment of a longtime dream, but delving into its mysteries, into the truth behind the myths, sent Lipman on a seven-year-long global search with astonishing results. Discovering both of Film’s outtakes, including the long-lost prologue and the only prolonged recording ever of Beckett discussing the creation of his work are the kind of findings that archivists and scholars wish for at least once in their lifetime. Notfilm is an essay on Film’s production and its philosophical implications, utilizing outtakes, “lost” audio recordings, and other rare archival elements. To understand their significance and to place them in context with the grace of a poet is the work of a great artist.

  • Duration: 128
  • Production year: 2015
  • Country: France

Ross Lipman