Ray & Liz
A personal recreation of visceral memories and desperate living in Thatcher’s Britain.
Director: Richard Billingham
Cast includes: Justin Salinger, Ella Smith
108 Mins / 2018 / UK
In this astonishingly personal film Richard Billingham delves into his Black Country upbringing to recreate visceral memories and desperate living in Thatcher’s Britain. On the outskirts of Birmingham and the margins of society, the Billingham family perform extreme rituals and break cultural taboos as they muddle through a life decided by factors beyond their control. The film is based on Billingham’s memories, focussing on his parents Ray and Liz, their relationship, and its impact on Richard and his younger brother Jason. At times shocking and laced with an unsettling humour, the film unfolds as a powerful evocation of experience of growing up in a Black Country council flat.
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