My Childhood

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Dir. Bill Douglas

UK 1972 | Black & white | 48 mins | Cert 18 | Drama

Cast: Stephen Archibald, Hughie Restorick

Set in 1945, the first part of Douglas’ triptych revisits his impoverished childhood, living with his grandmother and half-brother in the Scottish mining village of Newcraighall. The austere but beautiful black-and-white camerawork perfectly captures the harsh realities of an existence which finds the eight-year-old Jamie often taking solace from the movies.

— Geoff Andrew

Available on: DVD, 35mm

My Childhood is part of The Bill Douglas Trilogy:


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