NEWS: World Premiere of Jonathan Glazer’s Strasbourg 1518 Heading to BBC 2

The new film from Jonathan Glazer, co-commissioned by Artangel & Sadler’s Wells will be shown on BBC 2 on the 20th July.

The world premiere of the new film from Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast, Birth, Under The Skin, The Fall) will take place on BBC Two at 10pm on Monday 20th July and will be available on BBC iPlayer afterwards.

Strasbourg 1518 was inspired by a powerful involuntary mania which took hold of citizens in the city of Strasbourg just over 500 years ago and is a collaboration between Artangel and Sadler’s Wells. It was produced by Academy Films for BBC Films and BBC Arts.

The film is part of BBC Arts Culture In Quarantine; bringing the arts into the homes of the nation at a time of national lockdown.

Jonathan Glazer is an artist and filmmaker, best known for three highly distinctive feature films: Sexy Beast (2000), Birth (2004) and Under The Skin (2014). Glazer’s landmark videos for bands such as Radiohead and Jamiroquai and his ground-breaking commercials for clients including Guinness and Nike have won many awards, serving to elevate advertising into an art form. 

The BBC Arts Culture in Quarantine initiative is a service across the BBC platforms that will keep the arts alive in people’s homes, focused most intensely across BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, BBC Two, BBC Four, BBC Sounds and BBC iPlayer. It includes guides and access to shuttered exhibitions, performances or permanent collections in museums , galleries and performance spaces; topical arts through Front Row, Front Row Late, Free Thinking and ways to experience books with privileged access to authors including a collaboration with the Big Book Weekend amongst other initiatives.

Strasbourg 1518 will premiere on the 20th July at 10pm.

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