Screen/Print: This is England

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GenreCrime, Drama
Director(s)Shane Meadows
Running Time1HR 43MINS
SeasonMain Programme

The Naughton Gallery presents This Is England as part of its SCREEN/PRINT series in collaboration with UsFolk, with free posters by illustrator Jacky Sheridan.

Growing up in the aftermath of the Falklands War, Shaun (Thomas Turgoose) is in search of companionship and identity when a gang of friendly skinheads adopt him. When the dangerous Combo, played with menace by Stephen Graham, enters their lives, the gang is divided and Shaun is exposed to the nastier political elements of the culture and the times. 

Shane Meadows’ brilliantly evocative portrait of Thatcher’s Britain is characteristically funny and poignant, and arguably the director’s finest work.

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