As part of the London 2012 Festival – we present four short films by distinguished British directors, specially co-commissioned by the London 2012 Festival, Film4 and BBC Films.
Mike Leigh, Asif Kapadia, Lynne Ramsay and Max & Dania have drawn on their unique perspectives of sport and UK life to create films which celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
THE ODYSSEY (Asif Kapadia) - Hackney-born Kapadia combines epic aerial images with the voices of Londoners to chart the city's turbulent yet inspiring journey from winning the bid in 2005 to the 2012 Olympics.
A RUNNING JUMP (Mike Leigh) - Mike Leigh’s hilarious comedy is about all kinds of sport, as well as twins, taxis and dodgy second-hand cars.
SWIMMER (Lynne Ramsay) - A poetic journey following a lone swimmer through Britain’s waterways and coastline, with a soundtrack of British music ranging from Delius to The La’s.
WHAT IF (Max & Dania) - A celebration of urban youth culture, ‘What If’ uses Rudyard Kipling’s poem ‘If’ to tell the story of Joe, who learns some key lessons about life from a guardian angel.
With thanks to PICTUREHOUSE for this New Release.
UK · 2012 · Various Directors · 90min