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Nineties: Young Cinema Rebels

Young Soul Rebels

Artist Isaac Julien delivers a multi-strand, murder-mystery love story set in 1977 London.

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UK-France-Germany-Spain 1991
Dir Isaac Julien
With Valentine Nonyela, Sophie Okonedo, Jason Durr, Mo Sesay
Certificate 18

Artist Isaac Julien’s first narrative feature revolves around four characters in 1977 London, where class and racial tensions simmer. A murder mystery intersects the lives of aspiring DJ Chris (Nonyela) and his ambitious girlfriend Tracy (Okonedo), and Chris’ friend Caz (Sesay), who embarks on a romance with punk Billibud (Durr).

Also available on BFI Player.

The screening on Wednesday 14 August features an extended intro with director Isaac Julien.

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