A London Trilogy The Films Of Saint Etienne 2003-2007

A London Trilogy The Films Of Saint Etienne 2003-2007

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A London Trilogy The Films Of Saint Etienne 2003-2007

A London Trilogy
The Films Of Saint Etienne 2003-2007

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Released by the BFI during the summer of 2013 'A London Trilogy' gathers together all the film collaborations between director Paul Kelly and Saint Etienne up to that point. The teams three full length London centric documentaries are joined by seven rarely seen shorts.

From a beautifully conceived film-poem and an imaginative exploration of the Lower Lea Valley to an uplifting documentary on a London landmark, the collaborations between much-loved electronic indie trio Saint Etienne and filmmaker Paul Kelly (Lawrence of Belgravia) document London’s ever-changing environment and landscapes accompanied by music by the band. Available together for the very first time, this loose trilogy is supported by a selection of rare and previously unavailable short films.

Finisterre (2003, Directed by Paul Kelly and Kieran Evans) is a homage to London featuring a host of well-known voices who’ve made the capital their own, soundtracked by songs from the Saint Etienne album of the same name.

What Have You Done Today Mervyn Day? (2005, Directed Paul Kelly) follows paperboy Mervyn Day on his round, tracing the fascinating hidden history of East London’s Lower Lea Valley in the years before it was redeveloped to become the Olympic Park.

Commissioned by the Royal Festival Hall to mark its renovation and reopening, This is Tomorrow (2007, Directed by Paul Kelly) lovingly records the immense labour that went into the refurbishment of one of London’s most distinguished concert venues.

Special features
• Today’s Special (2004, 9 mins in total): a series of three shorts about London’s disappearing cafes
• Banksy in London (2003, 3 mins): outtakes from Finisterre that document the artist’s work, some of which is no longer in situ
• Monty the Lamb (2006, 12 mins): a day in the life of Monty, mascot for North London’s Hendon FC
• Seven Summers (2012, 10 mins): Sarah Cracknell narrates this follow up to Mervyn Day, which revisits the Lea Valley seven years on from the making of that film
• The Other South Bank (2008, 9 mins): a look at Tyneside’s South Bank area

The set comes with a beautifully illustrated 30 page booklet with an essays by Paul Kelly, Bob Stanley, Sukhdev Sandu, Tom Dyckhoff, Owen Hatherley and Sonia Mullett.

Note - this is a PAL format DVD9 disc.
It may not play on some NTSC DVD machines but should play in all computers.
Total running time 202 minutes

A London Trilogy


A London Trilogy