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A Day in the Life

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Poignant collection of post-war documentaries

Commissioned as institutional promo pieces, Brit docu-maker John Krish’s BFI archive shorts ripple with poignancy and poetry.

A film about the last night of the trams becomes elegiac; an NSPCC portrait of a kids’ seaside trip gently registers youth’s brevity; softly but firmly admonishing neglect of the elderly, a Samaritans-sponsored film watches a widower’s heart-rending Sunday alone.

Sensitive to youth, age and progress’ march alike, these rediscovered treasures aren’t just time capsules: they’re calls to cherish the passing present, brimming with art and heart.

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: March 28th 2011
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