Brexitannia is a remarkably nuanced exploration of the political and emotional landscape in post-Brexit UK. Shot in black and white, the film is in two parts. First a series of beautifully composed portraits in which a diversity of Brexit voters discuss their gut, nostalgic and sometimes absurd responses to leave or remain, often raising issues that will not be remedied by Brexit.

The second consists of compelling interviews with informed experts, notably Noam Chomsky who provides surprising insights to people’s motives. Kelly, tellingly, does not canvas the opinions of any British politicians.

The film challenges the binary notion associated with the Brexit vote – national pride and identity – and extends into a complex discussion of the broader global backdrop of the 21st Century.

Cape Town
V&A
Mon 5, 6.30pm
Thu 8, 6.45pm
Johannesburg
Bioscope
Sat 10, 8pm
Rosebank
Sun 4, 7.45pm
Director(s):
Timothy George Kelly
Country:
UK / Russia
Year:
2017
Duration:
80 minutes
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