My Childhood

  • 1972
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

A young boy, his grandmother, and the boy's half-brother living in war-torn England develop an unusual friendship with a German POW who works in a nearby field project. Shot in 16mm black and white, this film is often beautiful, with the cinematographer having a fine eye for shot composition. Though some of the performances (which are mostly by nonprofessionals)...read more

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A young boy, his grandmother, and the boy's half-brother living in war-torn England develop an unusual friendship with a German POW who works in a nearby field project. Shot in 16mm black and white, this film is often beautiful, with the cinematographer having a fine eye for shot

composition. Though some of the performances (which are mostly by nonprofessionals) tend to be wooden, the film has some wonderful moments. Winner of the Golden Palm Award at the 1972 Chicago International Film Festival, this film, financed by the British Film Institute, was the first of a

three-part series.

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  • Released: 1972
  • Rating: NR
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