Harry Birrell Presents Films of Love and War [read more]
Dip into the past
Harry Birrell was given his first cine-camera as a boy in 1928. He spent his life recording incidents great and small. Home movies of family events and fine romances now ache with fond nostalgia but Harry's life was also filled with far away adventures. The film captures a vivid sense of wartime years spent in Bombay, the jungles of Burma and the mountains of Nepal, where he commanded a battalion of Gurkhas during World War II. Then at his home near Glasgow, in the 1950s, Harry knocked through two bedrooms to create a fully-furnished home cinema, which became known as the smallest cinema in Scotland.
Matt Pinder's beautifully composed, captivating documentary delivers one man's cinematic vision of the 20th century and his own incredible journey through it.
A true documentary charmer, Harry Birrell Presents Films of Love and War is playing a series of screenings around the UK followed by on-stage Q&As with producer Carina Birrell (granddaughter of Harry Birrell).
UK RELEASE DATE ANNOUNCEMENT: Friday 4th October. Try the trailer at the link.