Director: Barnaby Miller
Running Time: 87′
A Scanner Darkly, Barfly and Down and Out in Paris and London combine in S|T|R|A|Y|S, Barnaby Miller’s films about life under the cosh in austerity Britain. Taking half a decade to complete, Miller shot this engrossing character drama, before painstakingly drawing over every frame. The result is a film with a unique, rotoscope aesthetic, with a feel both for its characters and the streets of London. With a cast of characters representing all walks of life – a banker, a blogger, an I.T. worker, a punk poet, a businessman, and someone struggling on minimum wage, who all convene at the local pub – S|T|R|A|Y|S explores how a group of friends are affected by the recent economic downturn. Touching on issues of unemployment, housing, inequality and depression, this is a visually revolutionary film for our times.