Video & On Demand
London Symphony is a modern day silent film - a city symphony - offering a poetic journey through the city of London. A cultural snapshot of London as it stands, and a celebration of the city's diversity.
With this wonderful black-and-white journey through the city of London, director Alex Barrett brings a gloriously beautiful and enjoyable modern-day variation on the city symphonies of the 1920s urban cinema (such as Berlin, Symphony of a City or Man with A Movie Camera). The stunning visuals, combined with James McWilliams stirring music, help take the viewer on a poetic journey through London, exploring its rich diversity of culture, architecture and religion. It is a meditative and blissful film that celebrates a vibrant and visually stunning city.
(Edinburgh Film Festival programme note)
The DVD includes an introduction by the director Alex Barrett, and the short film that was a precursor to the feature - Hungerford: Symphony of a London Bridge.