The Wanderer

Talent Showcase 2012
  • Scheme: FLAMIN Productions
  • People: Laure Prouvost
  • Duration: 82'

The Wanderer Video

Film Information

  • Year of commission: 2012
  • Year of release: 2012
  • Shooting format: HD video
  • Artist Schemes: Film London Jarman Award


  • Artist: Laure Prouvost

The Wanderer is the story of Gregor Samsa, a fumbling, scruffy hero, who flees his parents' African hairdresser with his lover Betty. But tragedy, confusion and a motley set of characters await. Adapted from a translation of Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis, by artist Rory Macbeth (who doesn't read German), this lurid, sticky and mischievous plot shadows Gregor and Betty as they fall in and out of love.

Flicking from scripted deliveries and emotive locations to impromptu, droll exchanges The Wanderer hijacks Kafka, Macbeth and un-suspecting passers by, spitting them out a little worse for wear. The Wanderer skips in and out of time, tying and unraveling cinematic genres as it goes, before coming to a serene, snow filled close.

Producer - Mark Webber
Camera - Matthew Noel-Tod
Editing - Laure Prouvost, Andrew Hulme
Sound Design - Laure Prouvost, Tom Sedgwick
Original Music - Ralph Phillips
Script - Rory Macbeth, Laure Prouvost
Based on - "The Wanderer by Franz Kafka" by Rory Macbeth

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