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The Raft of Medusa

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Date: 2022-05-24 09:20:52
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The Raft of Medusa

As the water level rises by an isolated lakeside farm, so do suspicion and desperation of thetrio who find themselves stranded there.

The Raft of Medusa is a dream-like collageof 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 andcameraman. Jarman’s screenplay itself was inspired by Theodore Gericault’s painting by the same name.


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,

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


Richard Heslop

Regional Premiere

Production Country

United Kingdom

Production Year



45 mins

Print Contact

Richard Heslop