My left foot

Moja lewa stopa · dir. Jim Sheridan
Ireland, Great Britain 1989, 103’


06/30, 18:00 · Baj Pomorski – hall A


This film is based on a true story. Christy Brown (1932-1981) is born into a poor Irish family. He suffers from a severe cerebral palsy and can move only the left foot, as he is almost completely paralysed. His family, however, particularly his mother, discover his intelligence and human side. In his adult years, Chris becomes a painter and writer, using his only functional body part — the left foot — to create. The film presents the life of an extraordinary man, who accomplished his dreams, despite the physical imperfections. Daniel Day-Lewis has received numerous awards for the portrayal of the disabled Brown, including the Oscar for the best leading role.

Director:Jim Sheridan
Screenplay:Jim Sheridan, Shane Connaughton
Music:Elmer Bernstein
Cinematography:Jack Conroy
Editing:J. Patrick Duffner
Cast:Daniel Day-Lewis, Ray McAnally, Brenda Fricker, Fiona Shaw, Hugh O’Conor
Awards:Najlepszy aktor pierwszoplanowy, Najlepsza aktorka drugoplanowa – Oskary / Best Leading Actor, Best Supporting Actress – Oscars (1990), LAFCA (1989); Najlepszy aktor pierwszoplanowy, Najlepszy aktor drugoplanowy – BAFTA / Best Leading Actor, Best Supporting Actor – BAFTA (1990); Najlepszy film zagraniczny – Film Independent / Best Foreign Film – Film Independent (1990); Najlepszy film, Najlepszy aktor pierwszoplanowy – NYFCC / Best Film, Best Leading Actor – NYFCC (1989)