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PROGRAM - Expanded Cinema

Expanded Cinema

Minute Bodies: The Intimate World of F. Percy Smith

DIRECTOR Stuart A. STAPLES Expanded CinemaAsian Premiere
Nation UK 201655minDCPb&w Documentary
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This meditative, immersive film is a tribute to the astonishing work of pioneering filmmaker F. Percy Smith. This film is an interpretative edit that combines Smith´s original footage.

  • Review

    Frank Percy Smith is one of the most important directors but also one of the lesser known directors in British film history. Stuart A. Staples made a film devoted to the world of Smith who led the dawn of the early 20th century cinema. The meditative and immersive film revives this pioneer director who has used optical photography and film cameras in ways to capture the secrets of nature. Smith used various equipment and techniques to find and explore hidden areas of nature. Smith´s work looks like an avant-garde experimental film and gives audiovisual inspiration when viewed in modern times. Stewart edited Smith´s original video and imagining Smith´s sensibility added a music score to the original footage. It seems like Smith´s will to ´illuminate the invisible´ has passed on with the support of the British Film Association (BFI). [JANG Byungwon]

  • Credit

    Director Stuart A. STAPLES
    Producer David REEVES
    Cinematography F. Percy SMITH
    Editor Stuart A.STAPLES, David REEVES
    Sound tindersticks with Thomas Belhoum & Christine Ott
    Music tindersticks with Thomas Belhoum & Christine Ott



He is an English musician best known as the lead singer of indie band Tindersticks, in which he also plays guitar. His first and only film Minute Bodies: The Intimate World of F. Percy Smith mainly aims to invite Smith’s work to breathe and exist in the present.? ??