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296 Ratings

My Ain Folk

Directed by Bill Douglas
United Kingdom, 1973


In part two of Bill Douglas’s trilogy, a nine-year-old boy lives with his maternal grandmother where he faces hard circumstances when he is left alone and mistreated by her.

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My Ain Folk Directed by Bill Douglas

Critics reviews

It’s mainly in the two sequels (My Ain Folk, My Way Home) that the more prosaic limitations of the realism begin to become apparent. When the latter proceeds to follow the hero into the R.A.F. in Egypt in the 50s, the focus becomes at once too diffuse and too conventionally bildungsroman.
September 17, 1980
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