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Postcards from London

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Synopsis

Essex boy Jim is so beautiful you’d think a Greek sculpture had just come to life. But, with no future in the cultural desert that is his small town and the prospect of fame, fortune and cultural stimulation beckoning in Soho, like many before him, Jim journeys to London.
On his first night, Jim is robbed and left penniless. He spends the night in an intricately made DIY cardboard box home with a homeless kid who suggests he join ‘The Raconteurs’ – a coterie of male escorts whose unique selling point is their encyclopedic knowledge of the arts.
What follows is Jim’s comic descent from unsuccessful escort, to artist’s muse and art authenticator – a journey complicated by a rare psychosomatic condition called ‘Stendhal Syndrome’ which renders him painfully oversensitive to art. Jim’s encounters with paintings by artists such as Caravaggio cause fainting and hallucinations. But while this condition threatens to bring about his downfall it might also open up new opportunities if Jim is willing to grab them.
Official Selection BFI Flare London LGBTQ+ Film Festival 2018 - World premiere

Details

Year
2018
Type of film
Features
Running Time
88 mins
Director
Steve McLean
Producer
Soledad Gatti-Pascual
Editor
Stephen Boucher
Screenwriter
Steve McLean
Director of Photography
Annika Summerson
Production Designer
Ollie Tiong
Music
Julian Bayliss
Principal Cast
Harris Dickinson, Leonardo Salerni, Ben Cura, Leo Hatton, Jonah Hauer-King, Raphael Esprez, Richard Durden

Genre

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Last updated 15th May 2018

Production Company

A Diablo Films (The Bureau) production funded with support from the BFI and Creativity Capital

Diablo Films
Soledad Gatti-Pascual
PO Box 74032
London
SW6 9JJ
soledadgp@mac.com

Sales
Company

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