Skip to main content

TWILIGHT CITY

UK, 1989 (MIFF 1989, Documentary)

Director: Reece Auguiste

This is another richly evocative work from the Black Audio Film Collective in the UK The collective's earlier work has been screened at previous festivals in the context of the British film and television workshops and Channel Four commissionings

In Twilight City, a Sunless-like device has been combined with interpretative commentary from a senes of documentary characters to construct a vision of present day London. The narrative device is an extraordinary poetic letter, which is read over present day and archival footage, cut with a 'musical' sensibility — visual themes are elaborated in ways that allow audiences a 'speculative' reading, cued in various ways by the 'fiction' and non-fiction commentaries This is a beautiful and intelligent treatment raising questions of empire and the city, racism and politics, identity and memory Don't miss -(OH)

See also...

TWILIGHT CITY

... ... Twilight City won the MFF's Grand Prix for Best Short Film in 1989. Due to airline delays, however, the print was never screened (only a video was available), making this a much-welcomed ... More »

MYSTERIES OF JULY

... ... The documentary form is under review. Audiences do not need to accept the tired formulae which television imposes on docu­mentary filmmakers. The tyranny is powerful, and well established ... More »

I'm British, But...

Pump up the Bhangra! Using Bhangra music and the testimonies of sons and daughters of Asian Brits, the film uncovers a defiant popular culture - a synthesis - part Asian, part British. ... "We cannot ... More »

Flag Mountain

In Nicosia, the divided capital of Cyprus, a display of nationalism is taken to its logical conclusion. ... More »

Grateful Dead - A Photofilm

Working from just four rolls of black and white photographs of The Grateful Dead taken by Linda Eastman in 1967/68 (pre motor drive cameras) Paul McCartney brings the Dead back to life with computer ... More »

The Rumour of True Things

Many moving images are produced for science, industry commerce and medicine that are only seen by a specialised audience and disappear soon after they have been made. The purpose of this film is to ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director