PODCAST| Angelo Acerbi interviews Steve Mclean, director of the film Postcards From London.
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Steve Mclean tells us about the construction of Postcards From London, where all the rules and classic conceptions about hustlers in film have been rewritten. The pace, the visuals and the tone are completely new to that topic and the narrative approach gives the film an unforgettable identity.
Postcards From London is set in modern-day London and is the sequel to the cult film Postcards From America, which was set in the back streets of New York. Jim is a good-looking provincial boy, as beautiful as a Greek god but with few prospects in life, who decides to move to London to seek a better future, since there are not many opportunities in his dreary little hometown in Essex. But his first contact with the big city is catastrophic: in fact, he is robbed, left penniless and spends his first night in a cardboard box. He then meets the Raconteurs, a very particular group of male escorts from Soho, who love art and have unique style and extremely refined taste. Jim discovers a world of the night previously unknown to him, and is irresistibly attracted. He soon becomes the most sought-after muse of all the artists in London. But a rare psychosomatic condition prevents him from climbing the ladder of success: he suffers from Stendhal syndrome, which causes fainting and hallucinations when he encounters a great work of art…