Harry Birrell Presents Films of Love and War [BLU-RAY]

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"Beautifully composed, captivating" The People's Movies

"A document of some of modern history's most extraordinary moments" Daily Mail

A prolific yet unknown filmmaker, Harry Birrell created films throughout the 20th century.

Harry was given his first cine-camera as a boy in 1928 and spent his life recording incidents great and small – his entertaining and errant adventures are recorded in over 400 films, diaries and photographs that were recently brought to light by his granddaughter Carina.

His home movies of family events and fine romances now ache with fond nostalgia but Harry's life was also filled with far away adventures and the film captures a vivid sense of wartime years spent in Bombay, the jungles of Burma and the mountains of Nepal. From commanding a battalion of Gurkhas in the Indian army at the start of the WWII, to dangerous sorties deep behind enemy lines in Burma at its end; from the ballroom dances of his youth in the 1930s to teaching his children to twist in the 1960s – Harry filmed his whole life with the intimacy of home movies but on the scale of Lawrence of Arabia.

Matt Pinder's beautifully composed, captivating documentary delivers one man's cinematic vision of the 20th century and his own incredible journey through it.

SPECIAL FEATURES
[] Theatrical Trailer
[] Interview with Johnny Birrell
[] Interview with Anne Birrell
[] Interview with Judy Birrell
[] London Diary (1939)
[] Officer Cadet Training Camp (1940)
[] Around Tamu (1944)
[] When We Are Young (1959)



Reference
7958351
Year
2019
Director
Matt Pinder
Actor
Richard Madden, Carina Birrell, Judy Thomson, Harry Birrell, Anne Fry, Johnny Birrell
Media
Film
Format
Blu-ray
Label
Network
Genre
Documentary
Barcode
5027626835149
Classification
TBC
Number of Discs
1
Picture
1080p HD 1.78:1
Sound
Stereo / English
Subtitles
English
Region
B
Time
90 mins

Reference
7958351
Year
2019
Director
Matt Pinder
Actor
Richard Madden, Carina Birrell, Judy Thomson, Harry Birrell, Anne Fry, Johnny Birrell
Media
Film
Format
Blu-ray
Label
Network
Genre
Documentary
Barcode
5027626835149
Classification
TBC
Number of Discs
1
Picture
1080p HD 1.78:1
Sound
Stereo / English
Subtitles
English
Region
B
Time
90 mins