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My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown is a British film of genre Drama directed by Jim Sheridan released in USA on 10 november 1989 with Daniel Day-Lewis

My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown (1989)

My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown
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Released in USA 10 november 1989
Length 1h43
Directed by
Genres Drama,    Biography
Rating78% 3.9480353.9480353.9480353.9480353.948035

My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown is a 1989 Irish drama film directed by Jim Sheridan and starring Daniel Day-Lewis. It tells the story of Christy Brown, an Irishman born with cerebral palsy, who could control only his left foot. Christy Brown grew up in a poor, working-class family, and became a writer and artist. The film also stars Ray McAnally, Brenda Fricker, Fiona Shaw, Julie Hale, Alison Whelan, Kirsten Sheridan, Declan Croghan, Eanna MacLiam, Marie Conmee, and Cyril Cusack. It is a partly fictional biography, adapted by Shane Connaughton and Jim Sheridan from the book of the same name by Christy Brown.

The film was well received by critics and audiences alike. Daniel Day-Lewis and Brenda Fricker won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Actress in a Supporting Role, respectively, and was nominated for three more awards, Best Adapted Screenplay for Shane Connaughton and Jim Sheridan, Best Director for Sheridan and the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Synopsis

The film opens with Christy Brown, who has cerebral palsy, being taken to a charity event, where he meets his handler, a nurse named Mary Carr. She begins reading his autobiography. Christy could not walk or talk, but still received love and support from his family, especially his mother. One day, while Christy was still a young boy, he is the only person home to see his mother fall down a flight of stairs while in labor. He is able to get the attention of some neighbors, who come to his mother's rescue. His father, who had never really believed in Christy, becomes a supporter when, one day, when he is about ten, Christy uses his left foot (the only part of his body he can fully control) to write the word "mother" on the floor with a piece of yellow chalk.

Actors

Daniel Day-Lewis

(Christy Brown)
Ray McAnally

(Patrick Brown)
Brenda Fricker

(Bridget Fagan-Brown)
Fiona Shaw

(Dr. Eileen Cole)
Hugh O'Conor

(Young Christy Brown)
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