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Is That All There Is? (1993)

Award winning director Lindsay Anderson (If..., O Lucky Man!) subverts the mockumentary genre and presents to the audience a detailed and humored account of what truly means to be Lindsay ... See full summary »

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Award winning director Lindsay Anderson (If..., O Lucky Man!) subverts the mockumentary genre and presents to the audience a detailed and humored account of what truly means to be Lindsay Anderson in his daily routine, meeting with artists, actors and regular people, discussing what's going on in the world at the time. And, of course, there's plenty of time for him to discuss some of his passions: movies and theatre, remembering of his time as a former film critic and stage director. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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Final film of Lindsay Anderson, released one year after his death. See more »

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Anderson's wonderfully cock-eyed self portrait
16 September 2016 | by (US) – See all my reviews

Hour long piece made for TV.

A dark humored, wonderful, gently surreal self-portrait of the artist as a cranky old man.

Documentary in style, but clearly staged, it has some wonderful moments of dark wit, and sadness as it looks at old age and the brevity of life. As with all of Anderson's best work (and I do think this ranks among his best work) he has a skewed gaze all his own that invites us to examine how we see things - including, in this case, ourselves, our friendships, our accomplishments, our failures.

Anderson's ability to make his very personal point-of-view universal and entertaining at the same time is what makes him such a special film-maker, able to bridge the experimental and challenging, and the simply pleasurable.


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