30 May 2015

Bikes vs Cars

From This Way Up, 1:45 pm on 30 May 2015
Two cyclists amongst many cars.

From the short film The Invisible Bicycle Helmet, by Fredrik Gertten, with Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin, Malmö, Sweden. Photo: Marek Wieser

Swedish film director Fredrik Gerrten

Fredrik Gerrten. Photo: Martin Bogren

The Swedish film director Fredrik Gerrten explores the car-centric design of the world's cities in his documentary Bikes vs Cars.

He insists that it's not a protest film, but an attempt to understand the complicated and sometimes fraught relationship between cyclists and motorists.

Bikes vs Cars will be playing at the 61st Sydney Film Festival which starts on Wednesday and Mr Gerrten hopes to announce dates for some New Zealand screenings shortly.