Directors: Douglas, Bill
Cast: Stephen Archibald, Hughie Restorick
UK 1973 | Black & white | 55 mins | Drama
Avaliable on: 35mm, DVD
Though life becomes even harder for Jamie, so that he eventually ends up in a none-too-comforting children’s home, the bold, uncompromising assurance of Douglas’ very personal brand of realism ensures that the film effortlessly avoids the pitfalls of sentimentality or self-pity. Rather, it is so firmly grounded in specific memories that the boy’s experiences feel quite universal in their relevance.
— Geoff Andrew