Paul Kelly’s London film draws from BFI National Archive.

Ian McShane narrates How We Used To Live, Paul Kelly’s film that has its world premiere at the BFI London FIlm Festival.

Heavenly Films and Bedlam Productions present the film.

It is described as “a unique celebration of post-war London.” Director Kelly uses rare footage from the BFI National Archive to look at London from 1950-1980, from the start of the welfare state to Thatcher’s rise to power.

Saint Etienne’s Pete Wiggs has composed the original score. The script is by Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley with author Travis Elborough.

Martin Kelly produces and Simon Egan executive produces.

The film screens at the LFF on Oct 12 and 14.

Paul Kelly and Saint Etienne previously collaborated on Finisterre, What Have You Done Today, Mervyn Day? and This Is Tomorrow.