12 Sep

Dublin. Movie based on an autobiographical account of the Irish painter and writer Christy Brown (1932-1981). Suffering from cerebral palsy, thanks to his tenacity and the unconditional support of his mother, he managed to break down all the barriers that impeded his integration into society. A moving example of self-improvement and struggle to achieve dreams. (FILMAFFINITY)

Original title: My Left Foot
Year: 1989
Duration: 103 min.
Country: Ireland
Direction: Jim Sheridan
Screenplay: Jim Sheridan, Shane Connaughton (Autobiography: Christy Brown)
Music: Elmer Bernstein
Photography: Jack Conroy
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Ray McAnally, Fiona Shaw, Ruth McCabe, Alison Whelan, Cyril Cusack, Adrian Dunbar, Hugh O'Conor
Producer: Ferndale Films / Granada Television / Radio Telefís Éireann (RTÉ)
Genre: Drama | Biographical. Disease. Disability. Painting


1989: 2 Oscar: Best actor (Day-Lewis), secondary actress (Fricker). 5 nominations

1989: Golden Globe: Nominated for Best Actor Drama (Day-Lewis) and Actress Sec. (Fricker)

1989: BAFTA Awards: Best Actor (Day-Lewis) and Sec. (McAnally) 5 nom.

1989: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Film and Actor (Day-Lewis). 4 nom.

1989: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Actor (Day-Lewis) and Actress Sec.

1989: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Foreign Film

1989: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Producer

1989: European Film Awards: Nominated for Best Director and Actor (Day-Lewis)

1989: Producers Union (PGA): Nominated for Best Film

1989: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay

1989: Montreal Festival: Best Actor (Day-Lewis)

1989: Chicago Critics Association: 2 nominations, including Best Actor (Day-Lewis)