Close Up

18 - 25 January 2011: Trilogies: Bill Douglas & Terence Davies

Close-Up's first programme of 2011 is two trilogies, stark self-portraits of life in post-war Britain by two of independent British cinema's most singular talents.

Bill Douglas Trilogy
1972-78 | 175 min | B/W | Digital

Bill Douglas’s Trilogy is a compelling and harrowing chronicle of his youth, growing up in extreme poverty in Edinburgh, suffering abuse at the hands of his family and his eventual discovery of a way out.

Terence Davies Trilogy
1976-83 | 101 min | B/W | Digital

The fictional account of Terence Davies' life follows his alter ego from birth to death and examines the clash between his strict Catholic upbringing and his masochistic sexual fantasies.