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In Celebration (1975)

PG | | Drama | 17 March 1975 (USA)
In a Yorkshire mining town, three educated brothers return to their blue-collar home to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of their parents, but dark secrets come to the fore.

Director:

Lindsay Anderson

Writers:

David Storey (play), David Storey (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Alan Bates ... Andrew Shaw
Brian Cox ... Steven Shaw
Gabrielle Daye ... Mrs. Burnett
Bill Owen ... Mr. Shaw
James Bolam ... Colin Shaw
Constance Chapman ... Mrs. Shaw
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In a Yorkshire mining town, three educated brothers return to their blue-collar home to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of their parents, but dark secrets come to the fore.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Celebrazione See more »

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Mono

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Lindsay Anderson also directed the 1969 original stage production. See more »

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The great Lindsay Anderson adapts another play for film.
15 September 2016 | by runamokprodsSee all my reviews

The great Lindsay Anderson adapts another play for film.

Quite interesting, well acted (a then quite young Alan Bates, Brian Cox, Bill Owen among others) study of dysfunctional working class English family where the three sons have become educated and moved up in the world, but are still stuck in the wounds of their childhood.

The production still feels very stagy, and some of the writing is too theatrical for film, but much of the play is moving and nicely complex; finding ways to combine the personal and the political.

It does feel a bit dated -- from a time when breaking away from living the life your parents expected was still a more radical idea.


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