February 16, 2007 by Jeremy Williams
Urban life can be a disorientating, alienating and dehumanising experience at times, and this four minutes of surreal shifting cityscapes captures the tension of city living brilliantly.
A lot of it is shot along the brutal modernist riverside of London’s South Bank, a place I find architecturally compelling and slightly disturbing at the same time. Nice to see a film that does it justice.
The film is currently available as a hi-res download from the BBC, which is giving away new films every fortnight until April under a pilot scheme. Although typically of the BBC, they give with one hand and take away with the other – only available within the UK, only to PC users, only to Internet Explorer users, and the films are automatically deleted after 28 days. Grr… But don’t let that put you off a great film, if you can get hold of it.
[edit: BBC site took this film down about ten minutes after I blogged it! You can view, but its no longer for download. Director Alex Chandon plans to release it on DVD later this year.]