CastVanessa Redgrave Release date19 November 2010 (2010-11-19) Similar moviesIm Still Here (2010), Patrick Keiller directed Robinson in Ruins and London, Artemis 81 (1981), Sparrows Cant Sing (1963), The White Bus (1967)
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Robinson in Ruins is a 2010 British documentary film by Patrick Keiller and narrated by Vanessa Redgrave. It is a sequel to Keiller's previous films, London (1994) and Robinson in Space (1997). It documents the journey of the fictional title character around the south of England. It premiered at the 67th Venice International Film Festival in September 2010.
Vanessa Redgrave assumes the role of narrator, after the death of Paul Scofield, C.H., C.B.E., who had narrated the previous films. Redgrave takes the part of the previous narrator's former lover. As her predecessor she guides us through the adventures of the unseen title character, Robinson. There is a special focus on the importance of nature as we are guided through the picturesque surroundings of Oxfordshire and Berkshire. Keiller weaves the surreal, philosophy, architecture, the arts, science, politics, history and agriculture in this exploration of the natural world.
The World Premiere was on 4 September at the 67th Venice International Film Festival. It was also screened at the New York Film Festival on 26 September 2010. It was released and distributed by the British Film Institute on 19 November 2010.