Volcano: an inquiry into the life and death of Malcolm Lowry

Canada, 1976

Film
Image via TMDb

Author of one of the major novels of the century, Under the Volcano, Malcolm Lowry fought a winning battle with words, and a losing battle with liquor. On-location shooting in four countries, photographs, readings by Richard Burton from Lowry’s novel, and interviews with the people who loved and hated him give the film a terrifying immediacy. More than a portrait, it is a reflection on the greater agony of man. (10 awards including: Asolo; Toronto; Oscar nomination, Hollywood.)

Credits

co-director

John Kramer

Donald Brittain

co-producer

James de B. Domville

Robert Duncan

Donald Brittain

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

01:39:30:00

Colour

Colour

Please note: this archive is an ongoing body of work. Sometimes the credit information (director, year etc) isn’t available so these fields may be left blank; we are progressively filling these in with further research.

Cite this work on Wikipedia

If you would like to cite this item, please use the following template: {{cite web |url=https://acmi.net.au/works/78103--volcano-an-inquiry-into-the-life-and-death-of-malcolm-lowry/ |title=Volcano: an inquiry into the life and death of Malcolm Lowry |author=Australian Centre for the Moving Image |access-date=13 April 2021 |publisher=Australian Centre for the Moving Image}}