Friday, 11 May 2012

Film Friday: 'BOY' - The Olympic Opening Ceremony Film

This weeks film is a little different from the usual Film Friday offering, mainly because its actually a film, rather than footage of cycling. The following film titled 'BOY' was written by doctor turned actor Prasanna Puwanarajah and picked as a winner by Richard E Grant in a competition as part of British Airways' Great Britons initiative and as a result will now be shown as part of the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony, which should, it's hoped, tug at the heartstrings of the millions of viewers worldwide. The airline will also be showing the ten-minute film on flights in the months leading up to the event. Its 10 minutes long and stars Timothy Spall, confronting an issue which has hit headlines quite a lot this year. I won't spoil the story but what I will say is click the video for the full screen version, because the little one doesn't do it justice. BOY has divided opinion, some think its fantastic, other's not so. I think if you are either a parent, a cycling fan, or indeed both, you will find it very difficult not to appreciate this film. keep the tissues handy, enjoy... 

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