My left foot: the story of Christy Brown

United Kingdom, 1989

Film
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Based on the autobiography of Christy Brown, this is the extraordinary true story of the Irish writer who overcomes the limitations imposed by cerebral palsy to live a life of zest, love and passion. Using his left foot, Christy channelled his words and images into best-selling novels, a true triumph against the odds. Daniel Day Lewis won an Academy Award for his performance as Christy Brown.

Credits

production company

Granada International Productions

producer

Noel Pearson

Duration

01:42:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1989

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303195

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Academy awards (Motion pictures)

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Biographical films

Biographical

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Ireland

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Cerebral palsy

Literature → Brown, Christy, 1932-1981

People → Biographical films

People → Brown, Christy, 1932-1981

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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