Thursday, 17 June 2010

BFI Mediatheque

On a recent visit to London we discovered the excellent BFI Mediatheque where we watched films about the less-advertised recent history of  London like London in the raw. The Mediatheque is described as a "digital jukebox" and you can spend up to two hours in a session there. A much better film that we also saw is The London nobody knows. This is a melancholy trawl around some of the ruins and forgotten bits of London in the late 1960s with James Mason. Unfortunately this one isn't available on DVD and, as far as I know, the only place to see it is at one of the four mediatheques around the country. These are great free resources for anyone who is into film or television so, if you’re in London or one of the other three locations, have a look.

3 comments:

Stephen said...

I checked this and the film is available on DVD double billed with Les Bicyclettes De Belsize which is a very bizarre film from that era also set in London.

Saltwell said...

That's interesting - when I looked on line I couldn't find it. Is it a recent (or current) release?

Stephen said...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/London-Nobody-Knows-Bicyclettes-Belsize/dp/B000Z63ZNS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1277055361&sr=8-1
I've bought a copy!