By Mark Cousins
Casting: Tilda Swinton
Production year: 2023
Production company: BOFA LIMITED LTD
Narrated by Tilda Swinton’s, A SUDDEN GLIMPSE OF DEEPER THINGS is a true cinematic experience.
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham was a painter, a visionary, an artist. She was a unique thinker.
One day in May 1949, Barns-Graham, then 36 years old and an emerging figure in the modernist St. Ives group of artists, climbed the Grindelwald glacier in Switzerland. She experienced an aesthetic and spiritual epiphany which rewired her brain and transformed her art. She spent the rest of her life painting it
Through a cinematic immersion into her art and life, the film explores themes of gender, neurodiversity, climate change, and the nature of creativity from youth to old age.