JEREMY Corbyn’s two-minute silent walk, as shown on Sky News, is to be expanded into an 18-hour black-and-white experimental film.
Filmmaker Anton Corbijn, a distant cousin, will follow the Labour leader from Westminster out of London and up the A5 to Northampton, beginning at 6pm and ending, exhausted and bleeding, at noon the following day.
Corbijn said: “It begins on Parliament Square, where Jeremy is being interviewed by ITN and they ask him a question he doesn’t like.
“He stares, unspeaking, then turns on his heel and begins walking briskly up the Mall headed north being trailed by news crews pleading for answers for hours, falling by the wayside one by one until the BBC finally give up at Potters Bar.
“Through the night the only sounds are Jeremy’s metronomic footsteps, the traffic on the M1 thundering past, and at one point he says ‘Bugger’ when he loses a shoe.
“By morning, the sun rising over the distant spires of Leighton Buzzard, it’s impossible to turn away as the camera circles his angelic beard against a cobalt sky.
“Finally, he arrives at his destination, opens his mouth to speak and we smash cut to a black screen and the credits.”
The film will debut at the Cannes Film Festival and, because it is left-wing and unwatchable, is widely tipped to win the Grand Jury Prize.