- Running time175 minutes
Together with the films of Terence Davies, the Bill Douglas Trilogy must form the most deeply felt and precisely realised autobiographical project in the modern cinema. Shot over a period of eight years, the films chart a progress from childhood to adolescence, following the director's younger self from a poverty-striken mining village in East Lothian in the closing years of the war, to institutional life in an Edinburgh boys' home and national service in Egypt in the '50s. The final episode is a moving testament to the redemptive power of friendship. Like Davies, Douglas pays tribute to the magical and imaginative aura of cinema to lives circumscribed by material and emotional deprivation. Showing in a beautifully restored new print.
"One of the heroic achievements of British cinema." Philip French
Part of the FACT & Liverpool Biennial Film Programme, curated by Sharon Lockhart, who has her first UK solo exhibition at FACT until 26 October.
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