Making a film is like making soup, the taste of which is determined by the director, argues Nicolas Roeg, who, in his memoir The World is Ever Changing, reveals all his culinary.
Appearing on the occasion of our Roeg retrospective-the pretext for which is the director's 90th birthday (15 August)-the book is structured exactly like his films: in a non-chronological, digressive way. Roeg arranges his memories in layers (like a cake), adding associations and reflections, drifting freely with his thoughts, observing his own memory at work. And it has everything-like his masterpieces Don't Look Now and The Man Who Fell to Earth-including iron discipline. His memoir is organized in chapters that deal with filming, sound and editing, i.e., the ingredients in a film soup à la Roeg. With such an odd flavor, there were some people who found Roeg's film dishes indigestible, leading to interference, censorship, rejected projects and finished works. In this book, written after the passage of significant time, ancient dramas become anecdotes, spicing up his personal story about life, cinema, style and an era when films could still taste of revolution.
Translation: Karolina Kosińska
Published by Wydawnictwo w Podwórku
Price: PLN 39 or PLN 35 for holders of a festival pass or accreditation