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      My Father and Me

      2021 1h 34m Documentary List
      Reviews For decades among the foremost names in documentary, Nick Broomfield has often implicated himself in the film-making process with honesty and candour. Yet never has he made a movie more distinctly personal than this complex and 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. These images inspired Nick’s own film-making career but also spoke to a difference in outlook between Maurice and Nick, whose less romantic, more left-wing political identity stemmed from his Jewish mother’s side. My Father and Me is both memoir and tribute, and in its intimate story of one family, it takes an expansive, philosophical look at the 20th century itself. Read More Read Less

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      Rob Aldam Backseat Mafia A poignant and beautifully made tribute to a man who was so obviously a huge part of, and influence on, the filmmaker's life. Jun 29, 2021 Full Review Tom Birchenough The Arts Desk For elegy becomes the dominant mood here, fitting at a personal level for a relationship that moved through antithesis to synthesis, towards mutual respect and closing understanding. Rated: 5/5 Mar 24, 2021 Full Review Louise Burrell One Room With A View 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. Rated: 4/5 Mar 24, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis For decades among the foremost names in documentary, Nick Broomfield has often implicated himself in the film-making process with honesty and candour. Yet never has he made a movie more distinctly personal than this complex and 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. These images inspired Nick’s own film-making career but also spoke to a difference in outlook between Maurice and Nick, whose less romantic, more left-wing political identity stemmed from his Jewish mother’s side. My Father and Me is both memoir and tribute, and in its intimate story of one family, it takes an expansive, philosophical look at the 20th century itself.
      Director
      Nick Broomfield
      Producer
      Kyle Gibbon, Marc Hoeferlin, Shani Hinton
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 34m