Special Screening & Reception; Here For Life

Saturday 23 Nov 2019 - 5:30pm


Director Andrea Luka Zimmerman will introduce the film and take part in a post-screening discussion.

**To confirm your attendance for this free screening, Q+A and drinks reception, please RSVP to Daniel Robinson -**

Here For Life follows the experiences of ten individuals living in London, whose lives have been shaped by loss and love, trauma and bravery, struggle and resistance. They dance together, steal together, eat together; agree and disagree, celebrate their differences and share their talents, grappling with a system that seems stacked against them. Their stories and performances become woven together, blurring the lines between fact and fiction through a series of intimate confessions, staged performances and journeys through London.

Awarded a Special Mention, Concorso Cineasti del Presente at 72nd Locarno Film Festival 2019

Discovery Award Long-list, British Independent Film Awards 2019

'A film of great compassion and political and aesthetic ambition, in which the idea of a collective is prioritised for a change, but without sacrificing or downplaying the individual voices and idiosyncrasies that it comprises' - Kieron Corless, Sight & Sound

‘A folk tale, a thing of indeterminate, multiple belonging. In the film, a poetics and a politics of the common is palpable’. - Laura Staab, Open City Docs

'Fluidly integrates theatrical performance and process into a beautiful piece of filmmaking' - Hettie Judah, Art Monthly

'“Here for Life” is a moving film about hardship in London' - Prospero, The Economist 

Produced by Artangel, Here for Life is a new film by Andrea Luka Zimmerman and Cardboard Citizens' Founder and Artistic Director Adrian Jackson MBE. The film features performances by actors trained by Cardboard Citizens.

UK.2019. Director(s): Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Adrian Jackson. Cast: Jo Galbraith, Jake Goode, Jono Whitty, Richard Honeyghan, Kamby Kamana. Duration: 1hr.27mins. Cert:15


Andrea Luka Zimmerman

Andrea Luka Zimmerman is an artist, filmmaker and cultural activist. Andrea’s work is concerned with

marginalisation, social justice and structural violence and has been nominated for The Grierson Award and The Film London Jarman Award. Her films include Erase and Forget (2017), which had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival and was nominated for the The Glashütte Original – Documentary Award and Estate, a Reverie (2015), which documents the last days of Hackney’s

Haggerston Estate before its demolition, the artist’s home for 17 years. Selected exhibitions include Civil Rites, The London Open at the Whitechapel Gallery, London (2018) and solo show Common Ground at Spike Island, Bristol (2017). Andrea is the co-founder of the cultural collectives Fugitive Images and Vision Machine (collaborators on Academy Award® nominated feature documentary The Look of Silence). Andrea is a Reader at Central St Martins, University of the Arts London.

HERE FOR LIFE has just been announced as a Discovery Award Nominee by the British Independent Film Awards 2019.