Friday 3 February 2023

Billy Elliot


Billy Elliot is a coming-of-age comedy-drama film released in 2000. Story takes place during the miners strike in 1984 and 1985. 

I chose this film because the plot is unheard of and it really striked me when I watched it for the first time.

Stephen Daldry, the producer, really made a good job by paralleling both little Elliot emancipation and the professional life of his father which was being a miner in 1984. Also we don't often see a single father raising alone his child. He embodies the hard balance which a lot of miners had to deal with : keep striking or make a living for your family.


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