Drama

The National Gallery is collaborating with the London Film School on 'Transcriptions: LFS Shorts', an innovative new project which involves second term students producing short 3-4 minute films inspired by the Gallery’s collection as part of their course.

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From the film-maker:

 

Moroni's portrait of 'The Tailor' stands out from the gallery collection for its subject and composition: not many painters in Renaissance Italy chose to paint portraits of craftsmen. I imagined that the tailor must have had an extraordinary personality to be chosen as the subject of a portrait in the hierarchical society in which he lived. 'The Thread' is based on a similarly charismatic character in an east London vintage shop - the alteration tailor. The film takes us through a strange encounter between the tailor and a shopper. Will the two ever be together; will they dare to cross the boundaries within the contemporary social map?

 

Anshu Poddar

  

A piece inspired by Giovanni Battista Moroni, The Tailor ('Il Tagliapanni'),1565-70,

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