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BFF21 My Father and Me

M 94 MIN
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Synopsis

Amongst the foremost names in documentary filmmaking for decades, Nick Broomfield (Tracking Down Maggie, Biggie and Tupac) has never made a film more distinctly personal than this complex and tender snapshot of his father’s life.

A moving film about his relationship with his humanist-pacifist father, Maurice Broomfield, a factory worker turned photographer of vivid, often lustrous images of industrial post-WWII England, My Father and Me paints an affectionate and at times gently teasing portrait.

While his father's photos inspired Nick’s own filmmaking career, they also ignite a discussion about the outlook of pacifist Maurice who abhorred conflict and Nick, whose less romantic, more left-wing political identity stemmed from his mother’s side.

A celebration of Maurice’s talent as a leading industry photographer in post-war Britain, My Father and Me is both memoir and tribute to Maurice Bloomfield. In its intimate story of one family, it takes an expansive, philosophical look at the 20th century itself, with heartwarming results.

Awards

OFFICIAL SELECTION – New York Film Festival 2019 

NOMINEE – Chicago International Film Festival 2019, Best Documentary 

Reviews

"A poignant and beautifully made tribute to a man who was so obviously a huge part of, and influence on, the filmmaker's life. "

- Backseat Mafia


"This is a glorious scrapbook of memories and emotions, not only documenting the relationship between these two incredibly skilled artists, but also of the changes and turmoil that this country and its people have been through over the last 100 years."

- One Room With A View.


"My Father and Me is not a standard biographic movie, but a paean of Britain’s most pre-eminent industrial photographer."

- The Upcoming


Movie Information

Release date

Wednesday 3rd November

Duration

94 min

Rating

M

Cast

Nick Broomfield, Maurice Broomfield

Director

Nick Broomfield

Genre

Film Festival

Language

English

Participating Cinemas

Palace Balwyn Cinema, Palace James Street, Palace Barracks, Palace Norton St, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Verona, Palace Westgarth, Pentridge Cinema, Chauvel Cinema, Palace Electric, Palace Byron Bay, Palace Central Sydney, Kino Cinema, Palace Raine Square



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