The Films of Saint Etienne

How We Used to Live

+ Q&A with Pete Wiggs and Travis Elborough

A celebration of post-war London by director Paul Kelly, with narration by Ian McShane.

Image from How We Used to Live + Q&A with Pete Wiggs and Travis Elborough

UK 2013
Dir Paul Kelly
70min
Digital

How We Used to Live is a celebration of post-war London by director Paul Kelly, created through a compelling use of rare footage drawn from the BFI National Archive. With a narration by Ian McShane and an original score composed by Pete Wiggs of Saint Etienne, the film is impressionistic, poetic and political. This is perhaps the most joyful, creative and entertaining offering to come from this unique filmmaking collective. A love letter to London.