My Left Foot

Director: Jim Sheridan Starring: Daniel Day Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Ray McAnally, and Fiona Shaw. Double Oscar Winner in 1990. Plot: In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to be retarded for the first ten years of his life. Later, through the help of his strong-willed mother, a dedicated teacher, and his own courage and determination, Christy not only learns to grapple with life’s simple physical tasks and complex psychological pains, but he also develops into a brilliant painter, poet and author. Location: The film was mostly shot in Ardmore Studios in Bray. Some of the inner city backstreet scenes were also shot in Bray. Wicklow Head was also used as location. View Into the West in a larger map

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