NEW SHORTS: London Lives
Sunday, 17 January 2021
CHRONICALLY LOCKED DOWN, dir. Charli Whatley
Lockdown and gentrification are the words on every Londoner's lips, including these filmmakers turning an affectionate lens onto what each means to such a sprawling city and mix of people.
Encompassing the bittersweetness of the migrant experience, millennial divorce for Harlington’s Eliza Doolittle and social media spirals in Hackney, tour our fair city with these choice picks of drama, docs and experimenta.
Keep eyes out for talents-to-watch Daisy Moore (Poldark), Lotje Sodderland (My Beautiful Broken Brain) and collaborators Olivia Emden and Joseph Akubeze.
Programmed by Philip Ilson. 79'
This programme contains themes of suicide. Please note, the film Limbo can only be accessed by UK audiences at the request of the filmmaker.
A true-fiction story of Witold, a young Polish Londoner who takes a new job as a care worker to the bafflement of his laddish housemates. Underpaid and overworked, he speeds from home to home on his bicycle, feeling the enormity of his responsibility to the characterful group of eldery men in his care.