Reviewed by: Nicola Osborne

Some people cope well with retirement. They take their carriage clock, party with mates from work and set about finding themselves a new and thrilling hobby, or even a second career. And some don't.

In Tangerine, we meet a painter on the Forth Bridge (a bridge that - myth would have it - is so big that it is always being painted) who, having just retired, is at a loss how to spend his spare time. As a consequence his relationship with his wife becomes increasingly strained.

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With practically no dialogue, but some very nice images of the Forth Bridge, this is a pleasant, low-key, quietly romantic piece, which holds back at first, building to a much-needed release.


Reviewed on: 20 Aug 2001
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A painter on a large rail bridge finds the life-change of retirement difficult.

Director: Alison Peebles

Writer: Colin Hough

Starring: James Grant, Ann Scott Jones, Paul Samson

Year: 2001

Runtime: 9 minutes

Country: UK,


EIFF 2001

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