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A love letter to abandoned cities in films

a young woman with red hair runs against a brick wall
3 Jun 2021
3 min watch

After many months of worldwide lockdown, leaving bustling city streets deserted and shutting us out from these vital and exciting spaces, we finally return to the city.


This video essay by Luís Azevedo is a love letter to all the abandoned cities we see on film - take a last glance before heading back to the bustling city streets in our new film season 'Return to the City', which celebrates the majesty and excitement of the metropolis while also considering the prejudices faced by marginalised communities within the city.

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