The Odyssey

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The Odyssey
With his film 'The Odyssey' (one of four shorts commissioned for the London 2012 Festival) Asif Kapadia considers London from 2005, when the city won the Olympic bid, to 2012, the year of the Games. Voices of Londoners, famous and anonymous, are mixed with compelling, sometimes mysterious aerial shots of the city shot by Kapadia and archive footage of key events in this period and highlights of human achievement at past Olympic Games. It's all lifted by a pounding score from Antonio Pinto, who also worked on 'Senna'.

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Director: Asif Kapadia