Barbican’s Autism and Cinema: Jigsaw + Illuminating the Wilderness

107mins   12A   

Barbican's Autism and Cinema Season

Made in 1980, Jigsaw sought to depict a little-known condition. Forty years later, Illuminating the Wilderness speaks to continuing dialogue between artists' film and neurodivergence.

Robina Rose's film focuses on the preoccupations of a group of autistic children in a specialist school in London. Rose's immersive style engages with the children's activities, bringing the audience into contact with the structure and content of their thoughts and actions. Experimental methods, such as detailed close-ups and drawn-out scenes, encourage reflection on how neurodiversity is understood.

Illuminating the Wilderness
This exploratory film describes a unique trip to Glen Affric in the Scottish Highlands, filmed and directed collaboratively by Project Artworks, who are shortlisted for the 2021 Turner Prize.




Wed 13 October