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Been So Long

UK, 2018, 100mins, Cert.15
Plus cast and crew Q&A

Film description

Directed by Tinge Krishnan and adapted from Ché Walker’s hit stage play, Been So Long is a contemporary musical set on the streets of London’s Camden Town. Krishnan shoots the streets bathed in neon and enriched with romantic possibilities.

BAFTA winner Michaela Coel lights up the big screen as dedicated and whip-smart single mum Simone whose encounter with the confident yet secretive lothario Raymond, played by The Pass star Arinzé Kene has her head spinning. This charismatic pair lead an all-singing and dancing ensemble populated by a wealth of homegrown talent including Ronke Adekoluejo and George MacKay.

The film will be followed by a Q&A with actor Ronke Adekoluejo, writer Che Walker and producer Amanda Jenks. The Q&A will be chaired by curators and agency-for-change Birds’ Eye View’s Mia Bays (producer of Oscar-winning and multi-BAFTA nominated films).*


This is our first event with Birds’ Eye View’s Reclaim The Frame project; a mission to bring ever-greater audiences to films by women to build a more balanced film future. Birds’ Eye View are the acclaimed film charity run by industry insiders who have been dedicated to moving the dial on equality in film for 15 years, and are now backed by the British Film Institute in their nationwide objectives.

This is an exclusive theatrical one-off and your only chance to see this film on the big screen in our cinema and city!


*Unfortunately actor George Mackay is now unable to attend the Q&A.


All scheduled screenings have now passed.