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5 Ratings

A British Picture

Directed by Ken Russell
United Kingdom, 1989
TV Movie, Documentary


Made to accompany the publication of his autobiography in the same year, similarly entitled A British Picture, director Ken Russell, known for his wildly unconventional and outlandish biographical films about musicians and other artists, here at last turns the camera on himself.

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A British Picture Directed by Ken Russell

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  • Richmond Hill's rating of the film A British Picture

    The 'enfant terrible' writ large and literally in this generally engaging subjective summary of Russell's early life and pre-occupations largely conveyed by the directors own son in mute mime overplayed with lip-syncing from the director himself. One is left none the wiser at the end except that Russell has a good line in self-depreciation and can turn a low budget to reasonable effect.