This is a star-studded drama about one of the biggest scandals of Britain after World War II: the adoption and deportation of 130,000 children from the UK to Australia during the 40s and 50s. The film traces the singlehanded efforts of Margaret Humphreys, a former social worker, who, in the 1980s, discovered the scandal that was kept secret for years by the British government. A working mother trying to do her best, Margaret reunited thousands of families, and brought authorities to account. This incredible story of courage, compassion, and injustice is the debut feature from director Jim Loach, who shares a similar conscience to his father, Ken Loach. –Istanbul Film Festival
Seamless editing and humble cinematography act as a supporting statement of the case. But it is the vocation-fuelled Emily Watson’s performance with its unsurpassed capacity to understand and embrace all the child migrants' traumas that makes this film powerful. A motherly wisdom radiating from her eyes..
Two films directed by sons of famous British fathers open this weekend, Source Code, by Duncan Jones, son of David Bowie (though Jones is