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London Trilogy, A: The Films of St Etienne

Synopsis
Three films documenting London’s environment and landscapes set to music by the band St Etienne. FINISTERRE (2003, Paul Kelly and Kieran Evans) is an evocative homage to London, featuring a host of London voices and soundtracked by songs from the Saint Etienne album of the same name. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TODAY MERVYN DAY? (2005, Paul Kelly) explores the history of East London’s Lower Lea Valley before it was redeveloped to become the Olympic Park. THIS IS TOMORROW (2007, Paul Kelly): documents the renovation and reopening of the Royal Festival Hall on London’s South Bank and includes interviews with the Hall’s designers past and present.

Extras include a number of short films: TODAY’S SPECIAL - three films about London’s disappearing cafes; BANKSY IN LONDON, which documents a number of the artist’s works that are no longer in situ; SEVEN SUMMERS (2012, 10 mins) in which Sarah Cracknell narrates a follow up to MERVYN DAY, which revisits the Lea Valley seven years on from the making of that film.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2013
Subjects
Art; Geography
Keywords
cities; London; Olympic Games; Banksy; Olympic park; psychogeography

Credits

Director
Kieran Evans; Paul Kelly
Music
St Etienne
Contributor
Sarah Cracknell

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
150 minutes
Year
2013

Sections

Title
Finisterre

Title
What Have You Done Today, Mervyn Day

Title
This Is Tomorrow

Distributor

Name

BFI Video

Email
video.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7957 8957
Fax
020 7957 8968
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN

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