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Hide & Seek

A metaphorical and lyrical journey of discovery through childhood memories

1987 15 mins


Beautiful slowed down images, often framed through doors and windows, offer a metaphorical and lyrical journey of discovery through memory. The silent images of childhood memories contrast with room interiors and windows. The seemingly innocent nature of the children at play is threatened by the haunting sounds of their voices over the interior spaces.

Founded in 1966, the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative started life at Better Books, a counter-culture bookshop on Charing Cross Road, where a group led by poet Bob Cobbing and filmmakers Stephen Dwoskin and Jeff Keen met to screen films. Initially inspired by the activities of the New American Cinema Group in New York, the London Co-op grew into a pioneering organisation that incorporated a film workshop, cinema space and distribution office. During its four-decade history, the Co-op played a crucial role in establishing film as an art form in the UK and participated in a vibrant international film scene. This BFI Player collection brings together new scans of films distributed by and/or produced at the London Co-op.