My Left Foot
Check this film off your must-see list and witness Day-Lewis’s extraordinary Oscar®-winning performance.
Dir Jim Sheridan
With Daniel Day-Lewis, Ray McAnally, Brenda Fricker
Jim Sheridan presents an affecting but rigorously unsentimental portrait of Christy Brown, who was born with cerebral palsy into a working-class Dublin family, but through sheer determination came into his own as a writer and painter by using his left foot. The film boasts an extraordinary, Oscar®-winning performance by Day-Lewis. His Brown – rightly demanding to be heard – is sharp-witted, arrogant, petulant, passionate, talented and vividly human.
Also available on BFI Player.