Stonebridge Park

1981, 16mm, bw, 21 mins, distribution Lux

A film in two parts.

In the first part, the narrator describes the events that led to his impulsive decision to rob his former employer.  The camera meanwhile walks about above the nearby road junction, surveying the distracted environment.

In the second part, he recounts the anatomy of his panic following the crime, while the walking camera reconstructs his escape route.  A final caption reports what happened after that.

“. . . seeking flowers of evil, not on the rain-spattered pavements of Montparnasse, but somewhere along the Harrow Road.” – Sheila Johnston, Time Out.

“. . . a riveting combination of formal-concrete cinema and glassy eyed schizo realism.” – Raymond Durgnat.