A Voyage round my father

United Kingdom, 1983

Film
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A successful barrister and keen amateur gardener, the headstrong and totally perverse Clifford Mortimer banged his head while climbing a tree and was blinded for life. For the next twenty years he refused to admit that anything had changed. His family had to pretend there was nothing wrong and life had to go on as normal. However, life became increasingly complicated and absurd. This is John Mortimer’s warm, witty portrait of his father and his family - filmed in the places where the events actually occurred. The scintillating dialogue and Laurence Olivier’s intensely accurate performance, brilliantly tease out the contradictions in this selfish, heroic man. Also stars Alan Bates and Jane Asher.

Credits

production company

Thames Television

producer/director

Alvin Rakoff

Duration

01:20:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1983

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303661

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

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

Biographical

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Blindness

Literature → English literature - Film and video adaptations

People → Biographical films

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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