LONDON SYMPHONY is a brand new silent film which offers a wonderful, poetic journey through the city of London. Featuring stunning visuals and stirring music, the film is an artistic snapshot of the city as it stands today, and a celebration of its rich diversity of culture, architecture and religion. It was nominated for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017, and features many places which are local to the Chelsea Theatre.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s director/editor Alex Barrett.
“As a salute to London, Barrett’s work is to be celebrated in itself. But as it comes after a recent spell of significant distress and upheaval to the city and its inhabitants – both locals and tourists – it’s existence is all the more significant” – Jamie Neish, CineVue
“majestic and captivating… The profundity conveyed through the imagery is sublime… a wonderful aesthetic experience” – Neil Fox, The Cinematologists
“This virtuoso display of editing weaves together a staggering volume of footage of contemporary London, addressing a wide spread of themes and geography with knife-sharp monochrome cinematography” – Rachel Brook, One Room With A View
“unlike anything else…a real delight, and one that will linger in the memory” – Stefan Pape, HeyUGuys