+ intros by Patrick Wright, King’s College London* and Helen de Witt, BFI Senior Programme Advisor**
Paul Scofield narrates this humorous and insightful odyssey around our capital city.
Dir Patrick Keiller
With Paul Scofield
In Keiller’s tantalising first feature, an unseen narrator (Scofield) tells of research into English Romanticism carried out in 1992 by his mysterious (and likewise unseen) friend Robinson – research that has the pair trying to grasp what went wrong with London. Himself an architect, Keiller charts a flâneur’s odyssey around the city that embraces political satire, historical fact, literary allusion, urban myth and much offbeat humour.
Also available on BFI Player.
*The screening on Monday 19 June will be introduced by Patrick Wright, King’s College London.
**The screening on Wednesday 28 June will be introduced by Helen de Witt, BFI Senior Programme Advisor.
Please note the Digital version we are screening is a newly remastered 2K version from the original negative.
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