Bill Douglas Trilogy (1972-1978)
DVD9 + DVD5 | ISO+MDS | PAL 4:3 | 166 mins | 7,70 Gb + 4,24 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 320 Kbps | Subtitles: English | Cover + Booklet
Bill Douglas's award-winning films - My Childhood, My Ain Folk and My Way Home - which the BFI is releasing together in a two-disc DVD set with special features, are three of the most compelling and critically acclaimed films about childhood ever made.
The narrative is largely autobiographical, following Jamie (played with heart-breaking conviction by Stephen Archibald) as he grows up in a poverty-stricken mining village in post-war Scotland. In these brutal surroundings, and subject to hardship and rejection, Jamie learns to fend for himself. We see him grow from child to adolescent - angry and bewildered, but playful, creative and affectionate.