LOCKDOWN SHORT CITADEL NOW ON MUBI
Sunday 14 February 2021
The Radical Film Network’s Elizabeth Mizon reviews John Smith’s new short Citadel, released on MUBI.
"Avant-garde filmmaker John Smith premieres a new short, ‘Citadel’, on MUBI this week. Shots from the first lockdown of the glass spires and busy cranes of London’s financial district are paired with those of people encased in the urban glass-and-brick sprawl below, alongside excerpts of Boris Johnson’s speeches recorded before and after the pandemic crashed into reality. As it develops, the piece puts forward a clear message about the centrality of the Tories’ business ideology, as positioned before public health. [read here]"