23rd ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

AIFF.GR

My Left Foot

24/9/2017, 17:30, Οnassis Cultural Centre

An Academy Award success, starring the one and only Daniel Day Lewis in the role of the Irish author and painter Christy Brown, who was born with cerebral palsy and who wrote his life's story with his left foot. Digitally restored version. Free Entrance

My Left Foot

Christy Brown is born with cerebral palsy in a society that knows no better than to pity him. The only part of his body he can control is his left foot which he will use to learn how to paint. The incredible story of Irish writer and painter Christy Brown was transferred on the big screen in 1989 and became an academy-award success seven years after Brown died at the age of 49.

“My left foot”, which was the directorial debut of Jim Sheridan, was based on Brown’s titular autobiographical best-selling novel, and is considered a timeless ode to human willpower. Daniel Day-Lewis gave a legendary performance which won him his first Academy Award.

Director: Jim Sheridan
Screenwriters: Shane Connaughton, Jim Sheridan
DoP: Jack Conroy
Music: Elmer Bernstein
Editor: J. Patrick Duffner
Principal Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Ray McAnally, Brenda Fricker, Fiona Shaw, Hugh O' Conor, Cyril Cusack

Ireland, UK | 1989 | Color | DCP | 103΄ | English