Competition film

Goodbye Piccadilly

Made by: Louise Brealey & Owen Oppenheimer


In September 2007, London’s best-loved café was stripped out and its 1950s fittings fed into the back of a crusher lorry. The film takes us back to a time when the café was thrumming with life. Taking as its backbone a poem written by one of the New Piccadilly’s regulars – a misfit who comes to life within the café walls – it is also a love letter to the capital, and proof that in the heart of a city as vast and anonymous as ours, tiny miracles are possible.