Caught by the River

The Films of Saint Etienne

13th August 2021

Across September and October, the BFI presents a programme of screenings celebrating the films of Saint Etienne and their collaborators.

Things kick off on 3 September with the UK premiere of I’ve Been Trying to Tell You: a foggy evocation of the 1990s, directed by Alasdair McLellan as an accompaniment to the band’s forthcoming album of the same name. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director and Bob Stanley.

Later come screenings of This is Tomorrow, charting the restoration of London’s Royal Festival Hall (dir Paul Kelly); Asunder, exploring the stories of those left behind in WWI (dir Esther Johnson); Finisterre, an homage to London and its inhabitants (dir Paul Kelly, Kieran Evans); How We Used to Live, a celebration of post-war London created through use of rare archive footage (dir Paul Kelly); Lawrence of Belgravia, an intimate portrait of the lead singer of Felt, Denim and Go-Kart Mozart (dir Paul Kelly); What Have You Done Today Mervyn Day?, a poetic ode to a metropolitan hinterland changed by the 2012 Olympics (dir Paul Kelly), and a selection of shorts with Saint Etienne scores.

More information about each film, as well as tickets for screenings, can be found here.