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Occupied City (12A)

Sun 24 Mar 2024



£8* | £5* students/under 25s



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Occupied City (12A)

Dir. Steve McQueen
2023 | 266 mins (including 15 min interval) | USA, Japan, Italy
English, Dutch with English Subtitles

A film by Steve McQueen
Informed by the book Atlas of an Occupied City: Amsterdam 1940-1945 by Bianca Stigter

Where do the memories of a city go? From Oscar- and BAFTA-winning filmmaker and Turner Prize-winning visual artist Steve McQueen, comes this mesmerising and monumental excavation of how the past haunts our precarious present: mirroring it and warning us in plain sight.

Informed by the book Atlas of an Occupied City: Amsterdam 1940-1945 written by Bianca Stigter, the documentary creates two interlocking portraits. One shows the city’s devastating Nazi occupation through door-to-door accounts – tales of Jewish persecution, of resistance, collaboration, valour, and denial. The other is a vivid journey through the last years of pandemic and protest. The combination has a transformative effect with which McQueen opens up a poetic, dreamlike space where unthinkable history and hope for a new future co-exist.

The film’s runtime is 266 mins, including a 15-min intermission halfway through.

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BBFC Rating Details:

Rated 12A – references to persecution, mass murder, racism, suicide and sex, language


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