As lead singer of the much-loved bands Felt, Denim and Go-Kart Mozart, Lawrence is one of the true cult artists of the British indie music scene. This intimate portrait by Paul Kelly (Saint Etienne’s The London Trilogy, Dexys’ Nowhere is Home) was a labour of love eight years in the making, before it premiered at the BFI London Film Festival 2011. A stirring character study of life lived within the margins of an unforgiving music business, previously only available on a long-deleted DVD, this new BFI edition presents LAWRENCE OF BELGRAVIA on Blu-ray for the very first time. Extras include a feature length audio commentary by Paul Kelly. The film will also be simultaneously released exclusively on BFI Player Subscription and on iTunes and Amazon Prime.
By the beginning of the next century, Lawrence is still struggling and about to be evicted from his Belgravia rooms while his latest incarnation, Go-Kart Mozart, attempt to 'rehearse live' for an upcoming tour that never materialises. From backstreet pubs to Paris and on to the Hammersmith Odeon, opening to an empty auditorium, Lawrence maintains a rugged determination that will not give up, no matter how adverse the terrain.
Follow the creation of his new album and various attempts at promotion while homeless and condemned to hostel living, and finally the glimmer of a new beginning where hope and redemption become bedfellows with Lawrence's famed 'abject passive misery’'.