UK Chronicles: London / Robinson In Space (2-Pack)
UK Chronicles is a Facets Exclusive two-pack featuring two droll films by architect-turned-director Patrick Keiller in which two fictional characters--the narrator and Robinson - explore the architecture and structures of England. Neither documentary nor fiction, London (1994, 82 mins.) is both a provocative film essay and an offbeat travelogue. It chronicles a year in the life of England's capital through the eyes of Robinson, whose literary reflections and historical speculations are voiced by an unnamed, unseen narrator.
Then in the companion film, Robinson in Space (1997, 78 mins.), Keiller depicts the country's familiar historic landmarks and grand estates, but also the suburban malls, industrial parks, landfills, factories, and phone booths choking the landscape.