Some of the best scenes in Love Actually aren’t the ones that have Colin Firth struggling with Portuguese or the ones with flashcards declaring unrequited love, but those that take place at Heathrow Airport when you see real life people reuniting. Yep, they hit ya right in the #feels.
Bringing you back to those scenes, today Heathrow Airport is launching a new collaboration with spoken word artist and Young People’s Poet Laureate for London, Caleb Femi, and it’s 100% emotional opening scene of Love Actually worthy.
A celebration of modern Britain, Femi’s new poem “A Tale of Modern Britain” is a beautiful exploration of what it means to be British through the eyes of those arriving at and departing from Heathrow. Accompanied by a short film, above, showing emotional goodbyes and excited welcomes, the vid is a brief glimpse at some of the lives of the 78 million people who pass through London’s busiest airport every year.
Speaking on the project, Femi explains: “For many of life’s biggest milestones – from exciting departures to emotional reunions – Heathrow is the backdrop. The airport is a fascinating place to keep your finger on the pulse of modern Britain, as the people who travel through it says so much about the country and what we stand for. I’ve loved immersing myself in the stories of different travellers to piece together a portrait of the country in 2018.”