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Film Fest Gent - My Generation
My Generation (2017)

director: David Batty

With: Michael Caine, Paul McCartney, Twiggy, a.o.

duration: 85 minutes
Docs Youth / Coming-Of-Age, Documentary, Music/Musical, Biography

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British film icon Michael Caine narrates and stars in 'My Generation', the vivid and inspiring story of his personal journey through 1960s London. Based on personal accounts and stunning archive footage this feature-length documentary film sees Caine travel back in time to talk to The Beatles, Twiggy, David Bailey, Mary Quant, The Rolling Stones, David Hockney and other star names. The film has been painstakingly assembled over the last six years by Caine working with producer Simon Fuller, writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais and director David Batty to tell the story of the birth of pop culture in London, through the eyes of the young Michael Caine: "For the first time in history the young working class stood up for ourselves and said, we're here, this is our society and we're not going away!"
Michael Caine became a global movie star after starring roles in films such as 'Alfie' (1964), 'The Italian Job' (1969) and 'Battle of Britain' (1969). But My Generation reveals how he was lucky to secure his first big break in 'Zulu' (1966), and how many other seminal '60s figures had to fight just to be noticed. 'My Generation' uses carefully intercut audio of Caine's conversations with his co-stars blended with unseen archive material to take the movie viewer back to the heart of the 1960s. In one poignant sequence, we accompany Caine as he drives through Piccadilly Circus today overlaid with original '60s film to create a remarkable time travel effect.

"The vivid and inspiring story of Sir Michael Caine's personal journey through 1960s London. Based on personal accounts and stunning archive footage, this documentary sees Caine travel back in time to talk to The Beatles, Twiggy, David Bailey, The Rolling Stones, David Hockney and other star names." (British Council)

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Screening dates: My Generation

Sphinx Cinema Tue 17 Oct 2017 21:30 - 22:55 (85 min)
Sphinx Cinema Fri 20 Oct 2017 17:30 - 18:55 (85 min) Buy tickets Add to your calendar   2017-10-20 17:30:00 2017-10-20 18:55:00 Europe/Brussels Film Fest Gent: My Generation British film icon Michael Caine narrates and stars in 'My Generation', the vivid and inspiring story of his personal journey through 1960s London. Based on personal accounts… Sphinx Cinema Film Fest Gent info@filmfestival.be

Credits

director: David Batty
screenplay: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
producer: Sir Michael Caine, Dick Clement, Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly, Simon Fuller, Ian La Frenais
Editor: Ben Hilton
Cinematography: Ben Hodgson

production company: XIX Entertainment

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dialogue: English
subtitles: no subt
country: United Kingdom
year: 2017

Filmography

DAVID BATTY: Cutting Edge (1993-1996, TV series), Japan's War in Colour (2005, TV movie), Hitler in Colour (2005, TV movie), The Cult of the Suicide Bomber (2005, TV movie), 100% English (2006, TV movie), The Secret Family of Jesus (2006, TV movie), The Hidden Story of Jesus (2006, TV movie), The Secrets of the 12 Disciples (2008, TV movie), Christianity: A History (2009, TV movie), The Liturgy Series (2010, video), The Story of Jesus (2011, TV series), Dispatches (2012, TV series), Maggie and Me (2013, TV movie), Richard Attenborough: A Life (2014, TV movie), Paisley: A Life (2014, TV movie), The Gospel of John (2014), The Gospel of Matthew (2014), The Gospel of Mark (2015), The Gospel of Luke (2015), My Trans American Road Trip (2016, TV special), My Generation (2017).

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format: DCP

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