Saint Etienne film ‘How We Used To Live’ to premiere at BFI London Film Festival


We’re thrilled to report that ‘How We Used To Live’, Saint Etienne’s latest film collaboration with Paul Kelly (aka former East Village) has been selected for premiere at this year’s BFI London Film Festival.

Made up of footage shot between the fifties and eighties and taken from the BFI national archive (much of it unseen for decades), the film is soundtracked by Saint Etienne’s Pete, with Sarah providing “some gorgeous Swingle-y harmonies”.

Described as a prequel of sorts to ‘Finisterre’ (“it does sometimes look as if Paul had got into a time machine with a 16mm camera”), the film premieres on Saturday October 12th at the Renoir in London’s Brunswick Centre with a second festival screening at the BFI Southbank’s NFT3 cinema on Monday October 14th.


Tickets are onsale now to BFI members HERE and are available for general sale on the 19th September HERE. In the meantime, whet your appetite with the brilliant accompanying trailer below. We can’t wait!

“…alluringly impressionistic, poetic and political, this is the most joyful and entertaining offering yet from a unique filmmaking collective.” Stuart Brown, NFT

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