Great Britain
97 minutes

In late 1950s Liverpool, snarky schoolboy John Lennon finds out the mother who gave him up lives nearby and through her discovers the joys of rock'n'roll. Well-acted but run-of-the-mill biopic focusing on the early youth of Beatles founder John Lennon, whose solid acting and production values fail to mask the inherent banality of its coming-of-age tale.

Film 4 and The UK Film Council present, in association with Northwest Vision & Media, Lip Sync Productions and Hanway Films, an Ecosse Films production. (World sales, Hanway Films.)
Starring Aaron Johnson, Anne-Marie Duff; and Kristin Scott Thomas; David Threlfall, Thomas Brodie Sangster; and David Morrissey.
Directed by Sam Taylor-Wood; produced by Robert Bernstein, Douglas Rae, Kevin Loader; written by Matt Greenhalgh; music by Will Gregory, Alison Goldfrapp; additional music by John Gosling, Emre Ramazonoglu, Ben Parker, Ben Lee; director of photography (DeLuxe, Panavision), Seamus McGarvey; production designer, Alice Normington; costume designer, Julian Day; film editor, Lisa Gunning.
Screened: Curtas Vila do Conde 2010 Da Curta à Longa sidebar screening, Teatro Municipal de Vila do Conde, screen 1, July 3rd 2010.


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