Postcards from London

Regno Unito, 2018, HD, 90', col.

director:

Steve McLean

Postcards from London

Postcards from London is set in modern-day London and is the sequel to the cult film Postcards from America, which was set in the back streets of New York. Jim is a good-looking provincial boy, as beautiful as a Greek god but with few prospects in life, who decides to move to London to seek a better future, since there are not many opportunities in his dreary little hometown in Essex. But his first contact with the big city is catastrophic: in fact, he is robbed, left penniless and spends his first night in a cardboard box. He then meets the Raconteurs, a very particular group of male escorts from Soho, who love art and have unique style and extremely refined taste. Jim discovers a world of the night previously unknown to him, and is irresistibly attracted. He soon becomes the most sought-after muse of all the artists in London. But a rare psychosomatic condition prevents him from climbing the ladder of success: he suffers from Stendhal syndrome, which causes fainting and hallucinations when he encounters a great work of art…

screenplay

Steve McLean

editing

Stephen Boucher

photography

Annika Summerson

production design

Ollie Tiong

costume design

Kate Forbes

makeup

Giada Venturini

sound

Jaime Sotello

music

Julian Bayliss

cast

Harris Dickinson, Jonah Hauer-King, Alessandro Cimadamore, Leonardo Salerni, Raphael Desprez, Jerome Holder, Leemore Marrett Jr, Silas Carson, Stephen Boxer

producer

Soledad Gatti-Pascual

production

BFI Film Fund, The Bureau

 

The Bureau
Geraldine Bryant
gb@lebureaufilms.com

 

Steve McLean

Biofilmography

  Steve McLean studied political science and philosophy at the University of East Anglia. He then studied visual arts and directed TV commercials and music videos. He worked with several pop stars, such as George Michael, The Communards, Depeche Mode and Jimmy Somerville.He moved to New York to direct his first feature film, Postcards from America (1994), based on the work of David Wojnarowitz, with whom he took part in the Sundance Film Festival, at the Berlin Film Festival and at the New York Film Festival. His film became a success and he made the sequel Postcards from London only this year.