Winter. is a filmed portrait of an individual who knows that they are dying, that time is cut short. It’s a delicate and complex look at how we spend time when we become genuinely aware that it is finite.
The first version of Winter. was made in England with a woman called Mandy King-Holmes. Mandy was in the last months of her life. She died in April 2016 from lung cancer. The film – created in triptych form – approaches the ways in which Mandy’s knowledge of time running out effects how she deals with the everyday and impacts upon her plans for the future and her reflection on her own history.
For international touring, Quarantine re-make Winter. with a person local to where the film is being presented.
Winter. is part of Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring., Quarantine’s extraordinary quartet of performance and film about our relationship with time.
23 – 27 August 2017, Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, Groningen, NL
CREDITS AND PERFORMANCE DETAILSThe first international version of
Winter. was presented at Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, Netherlands, in August 2017. It was produced by Quarantine and created by filmmakers Sarah Hunter and Lisa Mattocks with Femke Yntema, a local woman, as the subject of the film.
Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring. was co-commissioned by Compass Live Art, Contact, Dublin Theatre Festival, HOME, Göteborgs Dans & Teater Festival, In Between Time, Lancaster Arts, National Theatre Wales, Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen, Northern Stage and SICK! Festival. Supported through NXT STP.
Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring. has received an Arts Council England Exceptional Award and is supported by The Wellcome Trust.