The 1992 British film directed and written by Terence Davies. Set in Liverpool in mid-1950s and concerns 11-year-old Bud and his loving mother and siblings. He lives a life rich in imagination, centred on family relationships, church, and the struggles of a shy boy at school. Music and snatches of movie dialogue allow him to enrich his narrow physical environment. “Together these fragments”, wrote Stephen Holden in the New York Times, “evoke a postwar England starved for beauty, fantasy and a place to escape. A beautiful, melancholy masterpiece.