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Thursday, 31 December 2015

Our Mother’s House (1967)

Seven young siblings find themselves suddenly having to be self-reliant, all the while trying to understand emotions they're not equipped to deal with, and given the circumstances their strict Christian upbringing proves to be confusing more than consoling for some of them.
Occasionally British films have a terrifying realism attached to their fictional setting; such is the case with Our Mother’s House. The themes explored make it even more unnerving. It changes in the second half to a different kind of drama, one that I found less interesting but still well-made.

3½ rocking chair judgements out of 5

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