My Childhood/My Ain Folk/My Way Home

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Bill Douglas' trilogy succeeds in evoking a genuine sense of compassion for the characters in these harsh tales of his childhood in the Scottish mining village of Newcraighall in the '40s, without tipping the scales into mawkishness. Pared to essentials, the stark b/w images restore some freshness to a tired, unfashionable aesthetic. And shot over eight years, the cruelty and compulsiveness of the 'memories' still haunt the finished work. DMacp.

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Duration: 48 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Bill Douglas
Screenwriter: Bill Douglas
Cast: Stephen Archibald
Hughie Restorick
Jean Taylor-Smith
Helena Gloag
Bernard McKenna
Paul Kermack
Gerald James
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