Shot through an upstairs window in a water mill on the Isle
of Wight, overlooking a tidal estuary. A camera recorded one
frame every minute (day and night) for two separate three-week
periods in autumn and spring. The film is shown on two adjacent
screens, each having a soundtrack that was recorded on a sampling
"River Yar is one of the richest and most beautiful films
to have been made by a British film-maker."
(John Du Cane)
"River Yar (1972) is a classic of English avant-garde landscape
in its merging of process and Romanticist imagery."
(Mike O. Pray)