Screening Film


Here For Life – Doc House Bloomsbury

Doc House Bloomsbury

22 - 23 November 2019

Doc House Bloomsbury, The Bertha DocHouse Screen Curzon Bloomsbury The Brunswick, London, WC1N 1AW · Get directions

Organised by: Modern Films

Show times:

  • Friday 22nd November · 8:30pm
  • Saturday 23rd November · 6:30pm

Certificate: 15

Format: DCP

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 beautiful piece of filmmaking’ – Hettie Judah, Art Monthly

“Here for Life” is a moving film about hardship in London’ – Prospero, The Economist

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