‘The holy grail? It’s on my piano’ Last

John Boorman, the director of Excalibur and Deliverance, is 87, living alone in the Wicklow mountains – and ruminating on his past. He talks to Xan Brooks about trees, regrets and his neighbour Daniel Day-Lewis

Deliverance is compelling. The craftsmanship is good. As for Zardoz, I don’t know what the hell it is


summer, John Boorman embarked on what may prove to be his final film production. The location was the garden of his big house in Ireland. The cast were the towering trees that stand around it. During the 11-minute span of Tree Poems, Boorman tells us...

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