Blue Black Permanent


Margaret Tait, Blue Black Permanent, 1992. Courtesy of the British Film Institute.

Event Details

Sunday 11 November 2018


In Blue Black Permanent (1992), Tait passionately confronts memory and family in a truly unique style. The premiere of a new restoration, this screening includes an introduction by writer So Mayer.

This haunting and magical film moves between Edinburgh and Orkney as it tells of a woman’s attempts to come to terms with her mother’s death through her childhood memories. Filled with flashbacks and dream sequences, it’s also a film about islanders’ relationship with the ever-present sea. Tait’s only feature-length film, from her own screenplay, has been newly remastered in 2K by the BFI.

Part of the BFI’s season Rhythm and Poetry: The films of Margaret Tait.