Directed by Andrea Luka Zimmerman and Adrian Jackson

World premiere, 72nd Locarno Film Festival 2019, awarded a Special Mention, Concorso Cineasti del Presente

UK premiere, 2019 Open City Documentary Film, Regent Street Cinema

'A film of great compassion and political and aesthetic ambition, in which the idea of a collective is prioritised for a change, but without sacrificing or downplaying the individual voices and idiosyncrasies that it comprises' - Kieron Corless, Sight & Sound

‘A folk tale, a thing of indeterminate, multiple belonging. In the film, a poetics and a politics of the common is palpable’ - Laura Staab, Another Gaze

Notes on the City: Andrea Luka Zimmerman and Adrian Jackson’s ‘Here For Life’ (Another Gaze) - Read it here

“Here for Life” is a moving film about hardship in London (The Economist)- Read it Here

Andrea Luka Zimmerman – interview: ‘This is how I work in films, it’s really a layering, like an archaeological dig’ (Studio International) - Read it here

Open City Documentary Festival 2019 – Focus: Here For Life, Poetry Is Not A Luxury Development - Read it here

Art Monthly - Read it here

Here for Life


An uncommon story told on common ground: Londoners now with their love and their loss, their lyrical lives and marginalised grace; between fiction and fact, attention and act, what does it cost to exist? We are all Here for Life, here for now.


Cambridge Film Festival - Arts Picturehouse - 20 Oct, 21:00

Cambridge Film Festival - Arts Picturehouse - 21 Oct, 10:15

Leeds Film Festival - Everyman - 11 Nov, 18:15

Cinecity Brighton Film Festival - Depot Lewes - 12 Nov 18:00

Cork Film Festival - 13 Nov, 20:30

ICA, London, 20 Nov

Arthouse Crouch End, 21 Nov

Foyle Film Festival, Derry, 23 Nov

Into Film Festival

Birmingham Mailbox Everyman, 18 Nov, 10:00

Glasgow Grosvenor, 19 Nov, 10:00

London Haymarket Empire, 21 Nov, 10:00

In Cinemas from 22 Nov

HOME, Manchester

ICA, London

Lincoln, The Venue Cinema, 7 February 2020

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