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My Childhood

My Childhood PG rating

The first part of Bill Douglas’ poetic and profoundly stirring autobiographical trilogy, about an eight-year-old boy growing up in a Scottish mining village in 1945.

Drama 1972 46 mins

Director: Bill Douglas

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Overview

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.

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