HARRY BIRRELL PRESENTS FILMS OF LOVE AND WAR (12A)

19:30 TUES 19 NOV

PHOENIX CINEMA

90 MINS

Directed by Matt Pinder

The extraordinary story of Scottish amateur filmmaker, Harry Birrell, the man who captured his life on camera. Harry Birrell was given his first cine-camera as a boy in 1928. He spent his life recording incidents great and small. Home movies of family events and fine romances now ache with fond nostalgia but Harry’s life was also filled with faraway adventures.

Narrated by Richard Madden, the film plunders the treasure trove of Harry’s 400 films and personal diaries to capture a vivid sense of wartime years spent in Bombay, the jungles of Burma, leading a battalion of Gurkhas and in the mountains of Nepal. Matt Pinder’s beautifully composed, captivating documentary delivers one man’s cinematic vision of the 20th Century and his own incredible journey through it.