Of Time and the City (12) 30.10.15

Includes a Q&A with the films producers Roy Boulter and Sol Papadopoulos.

Of Time and the City is a 2008 documentary collage film directed by Terence Davies. The film has Davies recalling his life growing up in Liverpool in the 1950s and 1960s, using newsreel and documentary footage supplemented by his own commentary voiceover and contemporaneous and classical music soundtracks. The film premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival where it received rave reviews. The Guardian called it “a British masterpiece, a brilliant assemblage of images that illuminate our past. Not only does it tug the heart-strings but it’s also savagely funny”. TV film critic Mark Kermode nominated it as the best overall film of 2008, and Duane Byrge from The Hollywood Reporter lauded the film as “poetically composed” and a “masterwork”.

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