Hanway Films

London

London


The BFI Collection


 

Director
Patrick Keiller

Cast  
Paul Scofield

Classic Britain | Documentary

An electrifying, unclassifiable first feature... Shot over the course of 1992, the film retraces the wanderings of Paul Scofield's narrator and an equally invisible friend who views the city through eyes steeped in French literary visionaries.

"The witty interplay between narration and images brings early Greenaway to mind. Cameras leap between fast-food outlets, marching miners, the Queen opening Leicester Square's electricity sub-station, and a misspelt RAC sign for the Magritte art exhibit... You emerge in a whirl, buoyed by Keiller's cinema magic." The Times.

UK | English | 1993 | 84 min | Colour