London Symphony

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LONDON SYMPHONY is a brand new silent film - a city symphony - which offers a poetic journey through the capital. It is an artistic snapshot of London as it stands today, and a celebration of its rich diversity of culture, architecture and religion.

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  • Organising his shots into thematic blocks - nostalgic byways, religion, bins - Barrett has the knack of drawing out visual details that cause nice eddies in the film's melancholy flow.

    Sep 1, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Phil Hoad

    Guardian
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  • A beautiful yet not idealistic celebration of London, and an historical record for the future.

    Feb 27, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • As a salute to London, Barrett's work is to be celebrated in itself.

    Aug 13, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The magic of the film is that it finds the drama of London in the places we seldom look - building sites, old brutalist apartment blocks, underground escalators and scaffolds.

    Dec 27, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A good city symphony, but far from the cinematic heights of its predecessors. Watch it to feel better about London.

    Aug 31, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The 'city symphony' genre that flourished in the '20s is made over in a monochrome montage from director-editor Alex Barrett, offering a view of London life spanning the city's architecture, wildlife, religions and nightspots.

    Aug 28, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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