Magazine article Screen International

Babak Jalali Preparing Fictional Film Based on Grenfell Tower Disaster (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Babak Jalali Preparing Fictional Film Based on Grenfell Tower Disaster (Exclusive)

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Film provisionally titled A Town On Patagonia will take place in Italy.

Babak Jalali

London-based Iranian filmmaker Babak Jalali, whose latest feature Land screens in Panorama here, is preparing a new fictional film that will be based around last summer’s Grenfell Tower disaster in west London.

The new film, provisionally called A Town On Patagonia, actually takes place in Abruzzo, Italy, however the inspiration comes from the tragic events in London that resulted in more than 70 deaths.

In A Town On Patagoni, two elderly men are terrified when they witness the Grenfell blaze on TV. The block they inhabit is similar to the one in Grenfell and one of the men has already lost his partner in an earthquakes. Jalali is co-writing the screenplay with Carolina Cavalli. …

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