A London Trilogy
The Films of Saint Etienne (2003-2007)
From the British Film Institute
WITH FREE UK POSTAGE
Run Time 158 min approx
Director: Paul Kelly; Keiron Yates
Collaborations between electronic indie trio Saint Etienne and filmmaker Paul Kelly, documenting London’s ever-changing environment
Year: 2003/2005/2007 | Colour
Finisterre (2003), directed by Paul Kelly and Kieran Evans is a homage to London featuring well-known voices including Mark Perry, Julian Opie, Lawrence and Vic Godard with songs from the Saint Etienne album of the same name.
Paul Kelly’s What Have You Done Today, Mervyn Day? (2005) follows a paperboy on his round, tracing the hidden history of East London’s Lower Lea Valley before it was redeveloped for the Olympic Park. Guest voices include David Essex and Linda Robson.
Commissioned by the Royal Festival Hall to mark its renovation and reopening, This is Tomorrow (2007) by Paul Kelly records the labour and attention to detail that went into refurbishing this distinguished concert venue. It features interviews with the Hall’s designers, past and present.
Extras Include: Today’s Special: three shorts about London’s disappearing cafés. Banksy in London: short film documenting some of the artistís work which is now gone. Monty the Lamb (2006, 12 mins): a day in the life of Monty, mascot for North Hendon FC. Seven Summers (2012, 10 mins): follow up to Mervyn Day, revisiting the Lea Valley seven years on. The Other South Bank: a companion piece to This is Tomorrow filmed on Teessideís South Bank. PLUS a booklet with newly commissioned essays.