UK, 1989 (MIFF 1990, Documentaries)
Director: Andy Lambert
A critique of post 1979 Britain, Live From Britain explores the ideological construction of "the future" and of "tradition" in the maintanence of bourgeois hegemony. Rituals of popular culture, toys, adult games and so on come into play in this 'Benjaminian' essay film which deals in certain avante-garde forms with similar questions to those which informed The Ploughman s Lunch. Great grabs of Prime Minister Thatcher, on the record and off. As documentary, another successful example of the essay form from the UK.