Robinson in Ruins…

21 November 2010
Ben Pentreath

If you knew that I am the sort of person who loves a film like Notting Hill (I really do), or EVEN like Love Actually (yes, I secretly do), would you have been a bit surprised to find me at the Renoir cinema this lunchtime to settle in to Patrick Keillor’s brilliant Robinson in Ruins?  You would. But I must admit that two of my favourite films ever are Keillor’s London and Robinson in Space, so on a cold, gloomy but soft late November afternoon in London, nothing could have given me greater pleasure than to lose myself in ‘Robinson in Ruins’, which I think exceeds even the first two films; quieter, even more elegiac, and with small scenes of stunning intensity. Catch it while you can.


One reply on “Robinson in Ruins…”

Dear Ben, I just finished watching ‘London’ per your recommendation and loved it! So unique. And something I never would even know about unless I read this post, thank you! now off to track down ‘robinson in ruins’

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