- Original title
My Childhood (Bill Douglas Trilogy: Part I)
- Running time
- 46 min.
- United Kingdom
Mick Campbell (B&N)
Jean Taylor Smith,
British Film Institute (BFI)
Drama | Biography. Childhood. Half-length Film
- Movie Groups
Bill Douglas Trilogy
- Synopsis / Plot
- The first part of Bill Douglas' influential trilogy harks back to his impoverished upbringing in early-'40s Scotland. Cinema was his only escape - he paid for it with the money he made from returning empty jam jars - and this escape is reflected most closely at this time of his life as an eight-year-old living on the breadline with his half-brother and sick grandmother in a poor mining village.
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