Occupied City review: How does a city survive external control?

Tobogganing in the streets of Amsterdam as an act of citizenship

A24 Films

Occupied City
Steve McQueen
UK, 9 February; US, already released

ARTIST and director Steve McQueen’s documentary Occupied City unfolds at a leisurely pace. Viewers will welcome an intermission after 2 hours. If you need to make a fast getaway, that is your chance – but I’ll bet that you return to your seat.

McQueen, a Londoner, now lives in Amsterdam with his wife Bianca Stigter, a film-maker and historian. The director of 12 Years a Slave and Shame has created…


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