cranes 14-02-2011

a documentary by eva weber which i was watching the other night. tranquil, poetic, beautiful, weird, revelatory. none of that talking heads bollocks you get with most documentaries. no narrator at all, in fact. just film of, and from, cranes in the centre of london, with music and with commentary from the drivers. this amazing world of sunsets and roofs and silence and a hundred tiny human dramas behind a hundred windows. it's rather like being an angel. 

you can see it online at channel 4 (here) with a load of annoying and unavoidable adverts and no fast forward facility, but it demands a bigger better screen with better resolution. it's about panoramas, after all.

you can, however, buy a dvd from odd girl out productions who have a very nice website devoted to the film (here).