Occupied City 12A

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This film was last shown on 18 February 2024

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 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.

The film’s runtime includes a 15-minute intermission.


Steve McQueen
4 hours 26 minutes
English, Dutch


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