Jonathan Glazer’s Strasbourg 1518 to premiere on BBC Two
Staff Reporter | On 08, Jul 2020
Jonathan Glazer’s latest film, Strasbourg 1518, will premiere on BBC Two this month.
Inspired by a powerful involuntary mania which took hold of citizens in the city of Strasbourg just over 500 years ago, Strasbourg 1518 is a collaboration in isolation with some of the greatest dancers working today.
The project was co-commissioned by Artangel and Sadler’s Wells and produced by Academy Films for BBC Films and BBC Arts. The film is part of BBC Arts Culture In Quarantine initiative, bringing the arts into the homes of the nation at a time of national lockdown.
Glazer, who is best known for Sexy Beast (2000), Birth (2004) and Under The Skin (2014), is no stranger to the Beeb: he debuted his most recent project (The Fall, a six-minute short) as a surprise broadcast on BBC Two in October 2019. The Fall has since gone on to be released online by MUBI and will be available to buy and rent online from 15th July.
Strasbourg 1518 will premiere at 10pm on BBC Two on Monday 20th July.
Strasbourg 1518 is available on BBC iPlayer until 19th August 2020