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London Symphony

Part of the Best of British Strand

Alex Barrett

  • U

  • 72 mins

  • 2017

  • UK

Cast Siobhan Callus, Pamela Hutchinson, Adam Hickey, Natalie Thomas, Zena Howard, Jason Crimp, Michelle Facey, Günalp Koçak, Julie Dillon, Kim Tolley

  • Director of Photography: Alex Barrett, Diana Olifirova, Keifer Taylor, Jackie Teboul, Simon Thorpe

  • Editor: Alex Barrett

  • Produced by: Katharine Round

  • Music: James McWilliam

  • Screenplay by: Rahim Moledina

Director Bio

Alex Barrett

Director Bio

Alex Barrett is an independent filmmaker and critic. Collectively, his work has screened at over 60 international festivals and won eleven awards. His debut feature, Life Just Is, was nominated for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Film at the EIFF 2012, and was later acclaimed as Mark Kermode's DVD of the Week.

Body

With this wonderful black-and-white journey through the city of London, director Alex Barrett brings a gloriously beautiful and enjoyable modern-day variation on the city symphonies of the 1920s urban cinema (such as the 1929 film Man With A Movie Camera). His stunning visuals, combined with James McWilliam’s stirring music, help take the viewer on a poetic journey through London, exploring its rich diversity of culture, architecture and religion. It is a meditative and blissful film that celebrates a vibrant and visually stunning city. 
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