BFF18 My Generation23rd October, 2018
British Film icon Michael Caine invites you into the world of his youth in this lively documentary: Swinging 1960s London, where a fresh wind of energy was dissolving the class barriers and traditions that had dominated the arts.
Based on personal accounts and stunning archive footage this vivid and inspiring story of the 1960s pop culture explosion is told through the eyes of British film legend, Oscar and BAFTA winner, Michael Caine. It offers an insider’s view of a British society in transformation; a world full of impassioned people rebelling against years of elitist and highbrow society. Caine himself narrates and stars alongside The Beatles, Twiggy, David Bailey, Mary Quant, The Rolling Stones, David Hockney and many other iconic names, alongside a sound track of the greatest hits of the era.
Sourced from over 1,600 hours of footage, extensive research and over 50 interviews with key players, My Generation is an insider tour of a defining era. ‘For the first time in history the young working class stood up for ourselves and said, we’re here, this is our society and we’re not going away!’ – Caine.
WINNER: Fondazione Mimmo Rotella Award, Venice Film Festival 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION: BFI London Film Festival 2017
“Sit back and enjoy the wealth of archival clips accompanied by fantastic music tracks that seem to have been remastered for the occasion.” - Variety