Crime, money and violence in London… features in Pelayo De Lario’s mobster flick Tales of Babylon – South London News

A mob film shot all over London starring Clive Russell has finished filming and is in post-production.

Groucho Arts confirmed their new crime thriller Tales of Babylon, directed by Pelayo De Lario, had finished shooting, which also stars Billie Gadsdon, Aaron Cobham, Paul Cassidy, Maria Crittell and Ray Calleja.

It is De Lario’s second feature length title following Jack, which was well received at festivals in 2021, winning several awards.

The film follows two siblings looking to escape their abusive mobster grandfather, who join forces with a pair of hitmen with a knack for the theatrical in their search for a new life in this tale of crime, violence, and redemption.

Crime, money and violence in London are at the centre of this tale of modern Babylon.

The film was shot around the London Docklands, Brixton, Greenwich and Hammersmith.

Mr De Lario said, “Tales of Babylon is a compilation of stories from the points of view of different criminals in London, modern day Babylon.

“I wrote Tales of Babylon as a type of love letter to this city, a story compiling all the stories and characters that make this city unique, that make a melting pot of different cultures and stories, a city with a thousand different tales and just as many ways of telling them.

“I wanted to show a different side of the city I love so much, a side that felt more real to my experiences growing up here.

Tales of Babylon intends to take a deeper look at what really makes London the way it is.”

Elena Conte, chief executive of Groucho Arts said, “Tales of Babylon presented an opportunity for Groucho Arts to take a step further into the film industry, a more solidified, more ambitious step.

“Pelayo’s creative drive and very personal view of the world made him a perfect director to drive a project like this forward.”



Pictured: A still from Tales of Babylon Picture: Groucho Arts

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