An uncommon story told on common ground by ten Londoners whose lives are shaped by loss and love, struggle and resistance. They grapple with a system stacked against them. They dance, steal, and eat together; celebrate their differences and share their talents. The lines between one person’s story and another’s performance are blurred. Eventually coming together on a makeshift stage, Here For Life is an inspiring collaboration between filmmaker Andrea Luka Zimmerman and theatre-maker Adrian Jackson, ten Londoners, and a dog.

Awarded a Special Mention, Concorso Cineasti del Presente at 72nd Locarno Film Festival 2019

Discovery Award Long-list, British Independent Film Awards 2019

LIFF 2019 is delighted to welcome Assistant Director Therese Henningsen in person for a Q&A after the screening. 

'A film of great compassion and political and aesthetic ambition, in which the idea of a collective is prioritised for a change, but without sacrificing or downplaying the individual voices and idiosyncrasies that it comprises' - Kieron Corless, Sight & Sound

Screening with Luna Llena, an intimate look at a ‘migrant caravan’ passing through the Mexican border.