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Bleak Moments is a British film of genre Drama directed by Mike Leigh with Donald Sumpter

Bleak Moments (1971)

Bleak Moments
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Length 1h51
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Genres Drama,    Comedy,    Romance
Rating76% 3.8399953.8399953.8399953.8399953.839995

Bleak Moments is a 1971 British film, the first film of Mike Leigh. It began as a 75-minute stage play in March 1970 at the Open Space Theatre. Leigh and Les Blair had formed their own company, Autumn Productions, and Leigh wanted to make a film of Bleak Moments. He was able to when Albert Finney and Michael Medwin's Memorial Films, who had recently made If.... and were about to produce Gumshoe, "delivered the main financial backing, as well as unused spare bits of film rolls."

Synopsis

Bleak Moments looks at the 'tortured, semi-articulated anguish' in suburban West Norwood, between Sylvia, and her developmentally delayed sister Hilda; Sylvia's friend at work, Pat; a teacher, Peter, Sylvia's reticent, prospective boy-friend; and Norman, a 'gormless hippie'.

Actors

Donald Sumpter

(Norman's Friend)
Liz Smith

(Pat's Mother)
Eric Allan

(Peter)
Stephen Churchett

(Remedial Trainee)
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