The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger
Few people in this world truly qualify as brilliant; John Berger may be one. Revered art critic, intellectual, and storyteller, Berger, years ago, abandoned the city for Quincy, a tiny alpine village in which he could observe and chronicle the vanishing peasant farming lifestyle. Tilda Swinton, Colin McCabe, Christopher Roth, and Bartek Dziadosz have innovatively crafted this unconventional portrait of the man, framing four film essays around the seasons, and interweaving material from Berger’s life and work. This moving documentary aims far beyond a simple portrait to become an inspired and inspiring story of a unique human, and the world around him.