Detroit Film Theatre
FROM BRITAIN WITH LOVE: A BOY CALLED DAD
Friday, July 08, 2011 – Saturday, July 09, 2011
A series of refreshingly new British films, assembled by The Film Society of Lincoln Center
A BOY CALLED DAD
(UK/2011–directed by Brian Percival)
When he becomes a father at the tender age of 14, Robbie's life quickly spirals out of control. Feeling angry and neglected by his own dad, he kick-starts a series of events that will catapult him at light speed into adulthood. Newcomer Kyle Ward gives a wonderfully assured, impressively mature and widely talked-about central performance that belies his young age. Some unexpectedly charming moments with his dad (played to perfection by Ian Hart) bring warmth and humor to this deeply moving and ultimately uplifting drama.