‘Postcards From London’ Review

‘Postcards From London’ Review


Costume Designer is KATE FORBES

Jim (Harris Dickinson) is a teenager from Essex with the bearing of a Greek God, a hunger for culture and a rare affliction which renders him insensible in the face of great art. Constrained by the insular outlook of his small town, he sets off to London to seek, if not a fortune, then an education. He joins a team of elite rent boys who garnish their basic services with post coital discussions of art and literature, before taking a job as a ‘muse’ to a painter seeking inspiration. Although visually striking, the mannered style and theatricality of both sets and performances may limit this film’s appeal; likewise the fact that the story loses its impetus as Jim progresses on his odyssey through this stylised London underworld.

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