Occupied City


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Film Info
Event Type:https://a24films.com/docs/occupied-city
Release Year:2023
Production Country:Netherlands
United Kingdom
Original Language:German
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Steve McQueen
Cast:Melanie Hyams
Screenwriter:Bianca Stigter


The past collides with our precarious present in Steve McQueen’s bravura documentary OCCUPIED CITY, informed by the book Atlas of an Occupied City (Amsterdam 1940-1945) written by Bianca Stigter. McQueen (12 YEARS A SLAVE, SMALL AXE) creates two interlocking portraits: a door-to-door excavation of the Nazi occupation that still haunts his adopted city, and a vivid journey through the last years of pandemic and protest. What emerges is both devastating and life-affirming, an expansive meditation on memory, time, and where we’re headed.