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My Childhood
My Childhood

My Childhood 1972

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My Childhood 1972 PG

46 mins United Kingdom Director. Bill Douglas

Set in 1945, the first part of Bill Douglas’ poetic and profoundly stirring autobiographical triptych revisits his impoverished childhood, living with his grandmother and half-brother in the Scottish mining village of Newcraighall.

The austere but beautiful black-and-white camerawork perfectly captures the harsh realities of an existence which finds the eight-year-old Jamie often seeking solace from the movies as a respite from the realities of poverty, an absent father and a mentally-ill mother.

Directed by

Bill Douglas

Featuring

Bernard McKenna

Jean Taylor Smith

Hughie Restorick

Stephen Archibald

Genres

Drama

Collection

British Classics

Certificate

PG

Released

1972

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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