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8.1
/10
307 Ratings

My Ain Folk

Directed by Bill Douglas
United Kingdom, 1973
Drama, Biography

Synopsis

The second part of Bill Douglas’s influential, autobiographical trilogy. When Jamie’s maternal grandmother dies, he and his brother Tommy are separated – Tommy is taken to a welfare home and Jamie goes to live with his other grandmother and uncle, where his life is filled with silence and rejection.

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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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