Lucky Man

LUCKY MAN

The title is a reference both to Lindsay Anderson’s film O Lucky Man and his reflection on his own life:”I have always been lucky… It’s important to be lucky and then it’s important to have the talent to use your luck”. Anderson is interviewed in his Hampstead apartment, the walls filled with posters and memorabilia from a 50 year career as critic, activist, film maker and theatre director. He recalls the events of his life and career in such careful details as almost to suggest a premonition that this would be his testament -though no-one could have predicted that he was to die less than two months after the filming. This is a portrait of the artist as an old man, still driven by an exceptional, probing intellect and insatiable curiosity; finally concluding, “I don’t think one can regret anything, do you? It is fated what we are. Could anyone ever have been different?”

England
37'
19941940

Director
Ken McMullen

Cinematography
Tony Costa

Editing
Guy Landver

Production
Looseyard Productions 23 Grove Place

Music
David Cunningham

Festivals
1st Festival on Wheels
100 YEARS OLD CINEMA