Title: Occupied City
Directed by: Steve McQueen
Based on the book by: Bianca Stigter
Starring: Melanie Hyams
Release Date: 12/25/2023
Running Time: 246 minutes
What did you think of this film?
The past collides with our precarious present in Steve McQueen’s bravura documentary Occupied City, informed by the book Atlas of an Occupied City (Amsterdam 1940-1945) written by Bianca Stigter. McQueen creates two interlocking portraits: a door-to-door excavation of the Nazi occupation that still haunts his adopted city, and a vivid journey through the last years of pandemic and protest. What emerges is both devastating and life-affirming, an expansive meditation on memory, time, and where we’re headed.
Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No
Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No
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