London 2012 Festival Films


2012, 140 mins
Director: Max & Dania, Lynne Ramsay, Mike Leigh, Asif Kapadia

Four brilliant short films celebrating the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by some of the UK's finest directors.

THE ODYSSEY by Asif Kapadia.

Hackney-born Kapadia combines epic aerial images with the voices of Londoners to chart the city's turbulent yet inspiring journey from winning the bid in 2005 to the 2012 Olympics.

A RUNNING JUMP by Mike Leigh.

Mike Leigh's hilarious comedy is about all kinds of sport, as well as twins, taxis and dodgy second-hand cars.

SWIMMER by Lynne Ramsay.

A poetic journey following a lone swimmer through Britain's waterways and coastline, with a soundtrack of British music ranging from Delius to The La's.

WHAT IF by Max & Dania.

A celebration of urban youth culture, WHAT IF uses Rudyard Kipling's poem If to tell the story of Joe, who learns some key lessons about life from a guardian angel.

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