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My Private Life

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Jill Daniels

Synopsis

Jill Daniels’ autobiographical film explores the secrets of her emotionally repressed Jewish parents Barbara and Bertie, who were married in the mid 1940s when homosexuality was illegal and divorce in the eyes of observant Jews, a sin. During the course of their long lives Barbara and Bertie moved from house to house, country to country, through divorce, remarriage and physical violence. Moving from house to house, country to country, through divorce, remarriage and physical violence ─ rich one day and broke the next ─ Barbara and Bertie spend their last days together in a small flat in suburban London. Daniels films her parents in their small flat while dramatically charged re-enactments hint at a hidden narrative of physical violence and sexual ambivalence. Daniels fails to confront her parents’ about their secrets and it is only through the privacy of the filmmaker's voice that she can dispute the authenticity of their recounted memories. http://jilldanielsfilms.com

Details

Year
2014
Type of film
Features
Running Time
63 mins
Format
DV CAM
Director
Jill Daniels
Producer
Jill Daniels
Editor
Piotr Karter
Screenwriter
Jill Daniels
Director of Photography
Jill Daniels
Production Designer
Jill Daniels
Sound
Alan Gibson
Music
Alan Gibson
Principal Cast
Barbara Daniels; Bertie Daniels; Jill Daniels

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Company

High Ground Films
http://www.jilldanielsfilms.com