Occupied City

classified 12A

Please note: This was screened in Feb 2024

Steve McQueen
Melanie Hyams
251 mins, 2023, UK
Primary language

Where do the memories of a city go?

From visual artist Steve McQueen comes an exploration of how the past haunts our present.

The documentary creates two interlocking portraits. The first shows Amsterdam’s devastating Nazi occupation through door-to-door accounts. The second is a vivid journey through the last years of pandemic and protest on the streets.

Combining the two has a transformative effect in which McQueen opens up a poetic, dreamlike space.

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