About the film
nostalgia liverpool loneliness family relationships lgbt semi autobiographical 1950s
The Long Day Closes
Release Date: May 22, 1992
|Production Companies||:||Film Four International, British Film Institute, Channel Four Films|
|Producers||:||Lesley Stewart, Olivia Stewart, Dan Zeff, John Battsek, Ben Gibson, Doreen Jones, Maureen McCue, Jeff Bowen, Colin MacCabe, Andrew MacDonald Brown, Phil Symes, Angela Topping, Chris Harvey, Kate Mellor, Sheryl Leonardo, Susan Nicholson, Marianne Elliott, Maxine Howard, Emma Chapman|
Set in Kensington, a working-class district of Liverpool, England in mid-1950s, this is the story of eleven-year-old Bud, a sad and lonely boy. With cinema as his main source of solace, he haunts the local 'picture-house'. All the while, his family looms large in our peripheral vision as do the menacing bullies of his school, but Bud is the centre of attention both from the camera's angle and from his doting family.