On Screen

London Nobody Knows (1967)

Architecture Week might seem a strange place to look for interesting movies, but the most unusual cinematic gems are often found in the most obscure places.

And here’s a gem rarely seen on the big or small screen – James Mason’s The London Nobody Knows. It’s a short, filmed in 1967, following the esteemed actor around the "underside of London" –  covert and esoteric parts of the city, which at that time had survived the bulldozer. But almost 40 years on, now long gone.

The bill is curated by Saint Etienne, who are also showing their own Finisterre movie on the bill, described as " a poignant ‘psycho-geographical’ drama that celebrates the capital in both its seediness and glory."

You can catch both movies at the Barbican in London on Sunday 25th June at 3pm. For more information, visit www.barbican.org.uk.

These aren’t the only movies showing as part of Architecture Week. For what’s on in your area, visit www.architectureweek.org.uk.

Via Cinedelica


  1. That is a GREAT film – Haven’t seen it in years though. Would love to get it on dvd – anyone know if it’s available?

  2. yes look for dvd on ebay

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