The Raft of Medusa

Saturday 26th September / 9:30PM @ The Maltings Theatre & Cinema

As the water level rises by an isolated lakeside farm, so do suspicion and desperation of the trio who find themselves stranded there. The Raft of Medusa is a dream-like collage of visuals set to the soundtrack of a Simon Armitage radio drama based on a never-realised screenplay by Derek Jarman, with whom Heslop was a close associate and cameraman. Jarman’s screenplay itself was inspired by Theodore Gericault’s painting by the same name.



Cast: Amaka Okafor, Catherine Cusack, Gabriel Constantin

Producer: Ciska Faulkner

Writer: Simon Armitage

Editor: Tracy Granger

Music: Simon Fisher Turner


Selected Filmography

Frank, 2012

Queen: Made in Heaven, 1997

Floating, 1991

Wrote for Luck, music video for the Happy Mondays, 1988

Life is Life, music video for Laibach, 1987

The Queen is Dead, music video for The Smiths, 1984



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Artist Richard Heslop Country UK Year 2015 Duration 45 minutes Cert 12a