My Left Foot

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My Left Foot
Certificate15
Year1989
GenreBiography, Drama
DirectorJim Sheridan
LanguageEnglish
CountryIreland, UK
Running Time1HR 43MINS
Extra InfoQ&A with director Jim Sheridan hosted by Brian Henry Martin
SeasonQFT50 Programme

A huge hit at QFT upon its initial release in 1989, My Left Foot launched Jim Sheridan’s international career and propelled Irish cinema onto the world stage.

The film earned Academy Awards for Daniel Day-Lewis as Christy Brown and Brenda Fricker as Mrs Brown. It also featured a remarkable performance by Hugh O’Conor as young Christie.

This was an extraordinary achievement for a small production drawn from the autobiographical writings of a young inner-city Dubliner, Christy Brown, who had battled against cerebral palsy to become an accomplished artist. Sheridan is happy to admit that, with only a six-week course in filmmaking to his name, he learnt on the job. The apprentice became master very quickly.

“Jim Sheridan's My Left Foot must be the most passionately empathetic film about a physical affliction ever made.” – HAL HINSON, WASHINGTON POST

QFT is delighted to welcome director Jim Sheridan for a Q&A following this screening. Hosted by Brian Henry Martin.


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