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A sensorial, sub-urban symphony, Victor Moreno’s Hidden City transforms Madrid’s vast underground infrastructure into an alien, cinematic baroque.“One of the outstanding documentary discoveries of the year”– Jonathan Romney, Screen DailyWhat at first looks intergalactic, is gradually revealed to be the universe beneath our feet, on a journey of space exploration into the physical and psychic depths of the man made guts of a metropolis – a place where the subterranean and subconscious meet.
Spain, France, Germany, 2018, Victor Moreno, 80 mins
Under Night Streets
Sixty years prior to The Hidden City, the celebrated, award winning British Transport Films unit depict a 1950s night on the London Underground, presenting the drama of the nocturnal labour required to keep the daytime city on the move. Narrated with great panache by actor Gordon Jackson (Upstairs, Downstairs, The Professionals). Screening from a 35mm print, from the collection of the London Transport Museum.
UK, 1958, Ralph Keene, 19 mins