Fri, 13 Aug|
The Stable Yard @ Beckenham Place Park
Passport to Pimlico
British cinema has never been this bright before! Infinita Productions has partnered with DMovies in order to bring to you 10 British movies at the impressive Homestead Cafe of Beckenham Place Park, in South East London.
Time & Location
13 Aug 2021, 20:30 – 22:30 BST
The Stable Yard @ Beckenham Place Park, Place Park, Beckenham BR3 1SY, UK
About the Event
Passport to Pimlico (Henry Cornelius, 1948)
One of the funniest British movies ever made, this Ealing Studios comedy from 1949 has acquired an entire new dimension with the Brexit debate. Initially created in order to celebrate the spirit of unity in post-war London, the movie can now be interpreted as a comment on British nationalism and short-sighted independence claims. The titular London district has become independent following the discovery of a medieval document unearthed after the accidental denotation of an unexploded WW2 bomb. The sovereign state almost immediately shuns drinking regulations and establishes itself as a smuggler’s paradise. But almighty Britain is soon to retaliate, and the newly-formed nation has a very dear price to pay. Read DMovies’ take on Passport to Pimlico and Brexit here.