London has always been a source of influence, inspiration and curiosity. Paul Kelly and Kieran Evans' FINISTERRE tries to identify the dreams that London holds for so many, and the reality ... See full summary »

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Kieran Evans, Paul Kelly
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Vashti Bunyan Vashti Bunyan
Vic Godard Vic Godard
Andy Hackett Andy Hackett
Michael Jayston ... Narrator
Lawrence Lawrence
Shena Mackay Shena Mackay
Anneliese Midgley-Shukman Anneliese Midgley-Shukman
Julian Opie Julian Opie
Mark Perry
Nick Sanderson Nick Sanderson
Isabel Waidner Isabel Waidner
Liam Watson Liam Watson
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London has always been a source of influence, inspiration and curiosity. Paul Kelly and Kieran Evans' FINISTERRE tries to identify the dreams that London holds for so many, and the reality of the city -- the spaces between the landmarks, the spaces Londoners inhabit. Presented and scored by Saint Etienne, the film takes us on a journey from the suburbs into the heart of the city over an imaginary 24 hours. Along the way we hear from characters that have influenced or been a part of the Saint Etienne story. FINISTERRE features the observations and reminiscences of Lawrence from Felt/Denim, Mark Perry, the editor of original punk fanzine Sniffin' Glue, as well as Vic Godard from Subway Sect and artist Julian Opie, folk singer Vashti Bunyan, London-centric author Shena Mackay, and Nick Sanderson from Earl Brutus. Through the interviews and imagery we see London from an insider's perspective. The result is a hymn to London, and an extraordinary record of the city today. Digitally shot and... Written by Anonymous

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Documentary

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7:30PM
Written by Ian Catt (as Catt), Bob Stanley (as Stanley) and Pete Wiggs (as Wiggs)
Published by Copyright Control/Warner Chappell/Warner Chappell
Performed by Ian Catt
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A self indulgent project
4 September 2010 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is a series of snapshot of London viewed through the eyes of a British band, Saint Etienne.

I am a Saint Etienne fan. I remember "Finisterre" being released on DVD back in 2003, and it was on the shelves for 17 pounds. I thought the price was steep so I did not buy it. After seven years, I finally got to watch the film. And, wow, I am so disappointed by it.

"Finisterre" is a collection of shots filmed in London. It can hardly be called a film. There is no plot. I find it so boring to sit through minutes of graffiti, bicycles and uninspiring council blocks of London. It does nothing to promote London, actually people might get put off by it. I don't understand, why would Saint Etienne present London's unglamourous side when they are obsessed with it? "Finisterre" seems to be a self indulgent project. I guess the meanings behind the shots can only be comprehended by the filmmakers and the band. I am so glad I did not buy it when it first came out.


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UK

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English

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23 May 2003 (UK) See more »

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GBP50,000 (estimated)
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CC Lab, Heavenly Films See more »
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