London (1994)

Paul Scofield narrates this humorous and insightful odyssey around our capital city.

Film details

  • Featuring

    Paul Scofield

  • Director

    Patrick Keiller

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year

    1994

  • Genre

    Artists' Moving Image

  • Type

    Film

  • Category

    Non Fiction

Introduction

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.

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