Bleak Moments

United Kingdom, 1971

Film
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This first film by one of Britain’s most acclaimed theatrical creators already contains the seeds of such later successes as “Abigail’s Party” and “High Hopes”. A tippling spinster, a tongue-tied schoolteacher and a would-be pop star from Scunthorpe are just some of Mike Leigh’s brilliantly conceived gallery of suburban types, living lives of quiet desperation and frequent absurdity. Beneath the acid wit, there is also sympathy and a disturbing vision of Britain’s repressive society.

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Credits

director

Mike Leigh

producer

Leslie Blair

production company

British Film Institute

Memorial

Autumn

Duration

01:51:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1971

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324853

Language

English

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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