Time Passing

BBC2 1992

A series of six ten minute films taking at atmospheric sideways glances at how we experience the way time passes.

Click the titles below to view each film and read the synopsis.

ONE YEAR is an anecdotal study of the miracle of growth and the extraordinary developments that take place in the first twelve months of a child’s life.

WEDDING DAY explores two seemingly opposed temporal events; the repetitive process and the life changing moment in a light-hearted study of a day at a register office.

NINE O’CLOCK reminds us that things we regard as constant are really in a continual state of flux as we follow a man through seasonal and other changes in his surroundings on his daily walk to work.

THE TIDE compares geological, architectural and human time scales as a replica of an elderly lady’s bungalow is built by children on a sandcastle on the beach below it and then swept away by the sea.

EIGHT MINUTES highlights the subjective nature of the way we perceive time – in eight one minute films shot in very different situations.

THE PAST considers memory by drawing a parallel between the making of a film and the living of a life as an old man relives his life via his own movies.