Refuge England

United Kingdom, 1959

Film
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A study in the loneliness of a stranger confronted with the vastness of a foreign city. A first impression of London is captured with a fresh, eager eye, and the gradual realisation of their lack of concern is beautifully established in a series of encounters with a newspaper seller, a policeman, and most effectively of all, a man mowing his lawn in a suburban street.

Credits

co-director

Robert Vas

Laszlo Marton

producer

Robert Vas

production company

British Film Institute

Language

English

Duration

00:22:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

27820

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Cities and towns - Interpretive programs

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → London (England)

Experimental

Experimental → Experimental films - Great Britain

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Alienation (Social psychology)

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Alienation (Social psychology)

Places → Cities and towns - Interpretive programs

Places → London (England)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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