Have you ever seen a film, then about half an hour later, thought to yourself 'did I really watch that?' I have - and that film is Duffer, part of the new BFI/Flipside double header that also features the related movie The Moon Over The Valley. Want to know more? Read on.
Duffer is perhaps the headline act, a weird independent Brit flick, dating back to 1971 and the work of Joseph Despins and William Dumaresq. It's a black and white movie set in a declining Notting Hill with pretty much no dialogue spoken by those taking part in it. Everything is spoken as a 'commentary' by Duffer, a lost teenage boy whose life bounces between two domineering presences.