The third part of Bill Douglas’s influential, autobiographical trilogy. Jamie leaves the children’s home to live with his paternal grandmother. After working in a mine and in a tailor’s shop, he is conscripted into the RAF, and goes to Egypt, where he is befriended by Robert.
Like Truffaut and “Antoine Doinel,” Bill Douglas worked with the same actor over a long period of time, so one of the joys is watching both character and performer grow up together. His trilogy’s grand finale, made 6 years after part one, offers a note of hope, redemption, and freedom.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France