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The one certainty in the topsy turvy chaos of British politics is that all roads lead to Brexit. The referendum vote in June 2016 divided the country and sent out shock waves that are still being felt. Brexitannia is a timely attempt to understand the deeper feelings and wider issues behind the British decision to leave the European Union. Fascinating as a state of the nation snapshot, Brexitannia gives insight about the hopes and fears of a very disunited United Kingdom. Perhaps it is the sense of impotence that makes a specific vision of the past seem so enticing or the desire to scapegoat foreigners so irresistible. (Allan Hunter, Screen Daily)

Timothy George Kelly
Timothy George Kelly is a filmmaker from Melbourne, Australia, currently based in London, GB. He has created music videos for artists including Grimes, Pinkshinyultrablast and Miracle Fortress. His video art piece “Smile” was exhibited across Europe, Asia and the US. In 2014 he completed his first feature-length documentary “A City Is an Island”, an exploration of the people and effects of a predominantly anglophone music scene in a francophone Montreal.

Film Selection: Brexitannia (2017, doc)
 — A City Is an Island (2014, doc) — Smile (2013, short)

European Panorama Documentary 2018

Timothy George Kelly

Great Britain / Russia 2017
DCP / b/w & color
80 minutes

Timothy George Kelly
Steven Carver
Ivan Merkulov
Noam Chomsky, Saskia Sassen, Guy Standing

Timothy George Kelly, Pavel Karykhalin



Stereotactic, Beat Films
World Sales


Weltpremiere / World Premiere
CPH:DOX 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere