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Redmond Bacon

Redmond Bacon

Redmond Bacon (Writer)
British flâneur based in Berlin watching multiple films a day and with little time for his girlfriend!

Having escaped from London to Berlin, Redmond is currently attempting to live out as a flâneur who supports himself via writing. He only intended to go back for a few months, but somehow ended up living in the city for nearly two years. Now he reads horror stories about the rent prices back home and finds himself more and more attached to the German capital. Once Berlin gets too much, he’ll probably head further East, and has no idea where he will end up: just as long as it has at least one English Language cinema nearby.

Watching multiple films a day, he regularly ignores his girlfriend in the pursuit of getting his work published. His tastes are pretty diverse – from the neglected cop classic Tango and Cash (Andrei Konchalovsky,1989) the lesbian drama Show Me Love (Lukas Moodysson, 1998) to Scorsese’s best film: Wolf of Wall Street (2013). There is no particular genre he likes the most, flitting between all types of cinema in the search for something truly transcendental. A regular at film festivals, Redmond prefers watching movies over trivial things like catching up on sleep or attending to his own personal welfare. There he is in his element, constantly watching and reviewing movies as if in a perpetual trance.

He believes that films aren’t just there for entertainment purposes, but can hold a mirror up to society at large. With so much out there, the purpose of the critic is to wade through the muck and find great gems for the viewer to watch. Redmond is more than willing to provide that service for anyone who will have him, and is perpetually for hire at a very reasonable rate. He does live in Berlin after all.

You can contact him on Twitter @RedmondBacon or via his personal email at

Other posts by Redmond Bacon
Look the other way!
Egyptian filmmaker Abu Bakr Shawky challenges the conformism of cinema by casting a different gaze at actors with leprosy and various disabilities in his film YOMEDDINE; he talks to us about selecting the actors, filming and why cinema should be bold! [Read More...]

The Bachelors
When life (and a film) becomes insufferable! Drama dealing with mental health issues and starring Julie Delpy is well-intentioned but also so riddled with clichés it's hardly bearable to watch - in cinemas March 30th [Read More...]

Two Korean-American shop runners befriend a Black girl during the 1992 Los Angeles riots, in a film with strong echoes of Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing - on DVD and all major VoD platforms on April 9th [Read More...]

Yugo-nostalgia checks into the present!
Swiss-born director Nicolas Wagnières talks about his film Hotel Jugoslavija and the Balkans, a region grappling with nostalgia of a defunct country as well as the rise of nationalism [Read More...]

A Symphony of Summits: The Alps from Above (Die Alpen: Unsere Berge von Oben )
Climb ev'ry mountain! Take a vertiginous look at a range system that spreads across multiple nations and epitomises Europe like no other - out on VoD as part of the Walk This Way Collection on March 5th [Read More...]

The Russian filmmaker who shot Elvis!
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