Scene from the film Citadel
Scene from the film Citadel
Scene from the film Citadel
Scene from the film Citadel
Scene from the film Citadel

Citadel

Direction
Year 
2020
Country
  • United Kingdom
Runtime
16min 
Audio Tracks 

Filmed from the filmmaker’s window during the first English lockdown, Citadel combines short fragments from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s speeches relating to coronavirus with views of the London skyline. Recognising the government’s decision to place business interests before public health, it relocates the centre of power from Parliament to the financial district of the City of London. Presenting the city as a site of both horror and aesthetic beauty, the film documents the dramatic effects of changing light conditions upon its architecture. Shifting its focus from the city’s gleaming skyscrapers to the inhabitants of the dense urban housing that lies in their shadow, Citadel contrasts faceless corporate power with individual lived experience.

Details

  • Original Title
    Citadel
  • Direction
  • Runtime
    16 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    • United Kingdom
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Awards
    • Grand Prix | Festival International du Film d'Architecture, Bordeaux, France, 2021

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