Conversations in Milton Keynes / DE version

  • Belgium
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One evening, by chance, the filmmaker arrives at Milton Keynes, an English ‘New Town’ the existence of which he had never been aware of. A city at odds with his intuition, scornful of his judgment, and so becomes his subject and muse. On his route, alone with his camera, from the outskirts to the town centre, he strikes up the odd acquaintanceships. A beer drinker, a family inspecting a model home, a ‘shepherd’ of shopping caddies. Amongst those is also Derek Walker, the city’s first chief architect and planner, only 32 years old at the time of its conception in 1967, who guides us through its workings even while taking issue with today's reality. Filmed over several years, primarily as a self-shooter documentary, Conversations in Milton Keynes is Ingo Baltes’ first film.

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  • Original Title
    Conversations in Milton Keynes / DE version
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Ingo Baltes
  • Cinematography
    Ingo Baltes
  • Editing
    Hugo van der Vennet
  • Sound
    Ingo Baltes, Arnould Chapel, Alexandre Davidson,
  • Runtime
    72 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Belgium
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Visions du Réel Nyon 2012
    • Magritte Brussels 2012
    • Etats Généraux du Documentaire, Lussas 2013
    • Architectuur Film Festival Rotterdam 2013
    • Filmfest Provinziale Eberswalde 2013
    • Les Rencontres Internationales Paris-Berlin-Madrid 2014
  • Awards
    • Grand Prix : Best Documentary Film, Filmfest Provinziale Eberswalde 2013 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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