An uncommon story told on common ground by ten Londoners. All have lives shaped by loss and love, trauma and bravery, struggle and resistance. They grapple with a system stacked against them. They dance, steal and eat together; agree and disagree, celebrate their differences and share their talents. The lines between one person’s story and another’s performance of it are blurred, and the borders between reality and fiction are equally porous. Eventually coming together on a makeshift stage built on reclaimed ground between two train tracks, they prompt a debate about the world we live in, who has stolen what from whom, and how things might be fixed. Here for Life marks the culmination of a long collaboration between film-maker Andrea Luka Zimmerman and theatre-maker Adrian Jackson, a troupe of Londoners and a dog.
Awarded a Special Mention, Concorso Cineasti del Presente at 72nd Locarno Film Festival 2019
Discovery Award nominee, British Independent Film Awards 2019
Fluidly integrates theatrical performance and process into a beatuful piece of filmmaking’ – Hettie Judah, Art Monthly
“Here for Life” is a moving film about hardship in London’ – Prospero, The Economist