Postcards from London
On his first night out in Soho, Jim (Harris Dickinson, Beach Rats, MGFF18) is robbed, left homeless and at a loose end. Thankfully, he stumbles upon a group of high-class hustlers — the Raconteurs — that are taken with Jim’s classical good looks and utmost naïveté.
Once accepted into their circle, Jim must learn all about Saint Sebastian, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the films of Reiner Werner Fassbinder in order to meet the needs of his clients.
Director Steve McLean uses a high camp style to tell of Jim’s increasing obsession with and sensitivity to Italian master Caravaggio. When he encounters his work, fantasy kicks into gear and Jim is transported into an alternate realm where he recreates Caravaggio’s most famous scenes.
Postcards from London is an over the top, stylish, and sexy tribute to the relationship between artist and muse.
"Touchingly wistful about the ravages of time, and serious about probing the mixed blessings of sex, art, beauty and authenticity." - NPR