UK, 2010 (MIFF 2011, Prime Time)
Director: Shane Meadows, Tom Harper
"Artistically captivating, funny, melancholic and affecting." - Telegraph
Shane Meadows follows up the acclaimed This Is England (MIFF 2007) with a return to the world of Shaun, Woody, Combo and Lol three years on. It's 1986, and as Shaun prepares to finish school and Woody and Lol head toward an uncertain marriage, the gang find themselves torn by the return of a threatening figure from their collective past.
One of the most singular filmmakers working in the UK today, Meadows has concocted a more than worthy sequel to his incendiary coming-of-age film. Based on Meadows's own upbringing in the British council house estates of the Thatcher-era, This is England '86 is a grittily honed, warm-hearted and often hilarious account of growing up in the scorned, ignored margins of society.
D Shane Meadows, Tom Harper P Mark Herbert, Shane Meadows, Derrin Schlesinger S Shane Meadows, Jack Thorne Dist Madman Entertainment TD digibeta/2010