Emily Wardill’s feature-length film Game Keeper Without Game is premiered at the Spacex, Exeter. The film tells the story depicting a child banished from the family home at an early age, but as an arts film it’s not your run of the mill gritty realism of ‘tackling difficult social issues without compromise’.
Emily put together a list of her influences for the March issue of freize. Here’s a brief rundown
Darwin’s Nightmare (2004), by Hubert Sauper
Lola (1981) and Die Dritte Generation (The Third Generation, 1979) by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Quasi at the Quackadero (1976) by Sally Cruikshank
Greaser’s Palace (1972) by Robert Downey Sr
Edvard Munch (1974) by Peter Watkins
Scenes from a Marriage (1973), Ingmar Bergman’s TV drama
That’s Entertainment… (The Conjuror’s Assistant) (1979) by Jeanette Iljon’s
Upside Down Feature (1967–72) and Close Up (1983) by Peter Gidal
The Red Tapes (1976) by Vito Acconci
Pop along to the Spacex and see how influences feed into her work.
• What influences you or what are your favourite films? Comments below, please.