Margaret Tait (1918-1999)
Hugh MacDiarmid, A Portrait (1964)
UK, 1964
9 minutes, B&W, opt

Hugh McDiarmid: A Portrait
‘…It was an original kind of tribute….’ – George Mackay Brown in The Orcadian. ‘….shows (her) idea of MacDairmid’s work… amid all the scenes and objects that surround his daily life…. and lines of his poems, in his own voice, echo through the images so that the film speaks out like music whether or not you have first looked up the words….’ – Elizabeth Sussex, in The Financial Times. ‘…the bard emerges as a warm and affectionate subject, saying more and seeing more in its nine minutes than a half-hour of television reportage….’ – Edinburgh Film Festival Brochure