My Ain Folk

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Dir. Bill Douglas

UK 1973 | Black & white | 55 mins | Cert 15 | Drama

Cast: Stephen Archibald, Hughie Restorick

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

Available on: DVD, 35mm

My Ain Folk is part of The Bill Douglas Trilogy:

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