“On the outskirts of Birmingham and the margins of society, the Billingham family perform extreme rituals and break cultural taboos as they muddle through a life decided by factors beyond their control. Turner Prize-nominated and Deutsche Börse Prize-winning artist Richard Billingham returns to the striking photographs of his family during Thatcher-era Britain. The film is based on Billingham’s memories, focussing on his parents Ray and Liz, their relationship, and its impact on Richard and his younger brother Jason. At times shocking and laced with an unsettling humour, three episodes unfold as a powerful evocation of experience of growing up in a Black Country council flat.“ (Toronto International Film Festival 2018 – Wavelengths)

Around The World in 14 Films 2018, presented by Helene Hegemann – in the presence of the director Richard Billingham

With the kind support of the British Council


+++ Berlin Premiere +++

Director: Richard Billingham
Screenplay: Richard Billingham
OT: Ray & Liz
Country: Great Britain 2018
Production: Primitive Film
Cast: Ella Smith, Justin Salinger, Patrick Romer, Deirdre Kelly, Tony Way, Sam Gittins
Format: DCP / coulour
Length: 108 min.
Language: English OV / German subtitles
Distribution Germany: Rapid Eye
Festivals: Locarno, Toronto, Jameson, Vancouver, Copenhagen PIX, New York, Cologne, London etc.
Awards: Locarno Special Jury Prize, London IWC Filmmaker Bursary Award etc.