Skip to main content

The Rumour of True Things

UK, 1996 (MIFF 1996, Documentary)

Director: Paul Bush

Many moving images are produced for science, industry commerce and medicine that are only seen by a specialised audience and disappear soon after they have been made. The purpose of this film is to find within this ephemera images our society as it will inevitably be seen by future generations. The film is constructed entirely from those transient images in which our society is indirectly but strikingly etched-computer games weapons testing production line monitoring and marriage agency video. (PB)

See also...

Furniture Poetry & Other Rhymes for the Camera

Furniture Poetry is a slickly flickering animation of inanimate domestic objects. It is born out of a desire to challenge Wittgenstein (in On Certainty) who considered the question of whether objects ... More »

His Comedy

By engraving images from Gustav DorĂ©'s 19th-century woodblock engravings of Dante's Divine Comedy directly onto the surface of 35mm filmstock the film follows the poet Dante as he is taken through ... More »

In the Path of the Sun

Theodore Major is a cranky old man. He's arguably one of England's greatest painters. But Theodore's finished with money - he wants his paintings seen, not sold, and if you can't understand that or ... More »

Insight

The sense of sight is central to the experience of cinema and of the world for most people. This simple but profoundly moving documentary intimately suggests through the daring use of photographic ... More »

British Graffiti

Glimpses of Britain's thriving 50s rock and roll scene, centred on a young couple's passion for the U.S. music, dancing, clothes and style of the period. "I couldn't be a 90s working woman &mdash ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director