Rent Ladybird Ladybird (1994)

3.9 of 5 from 84 ratings
1h 42min
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Synopsis:
"Ladybird, Ladybird", inspired by real events, is a love story. The story of Maggie (Crissy Rock) and Jorge (Vladimir Vega) and their struggle to have a family. Maggie has had four children, by four different fathers, removed by social services because of a previous violent relationship. When she meets Jorge, a gentle Latin American refugee, she gradually sees her chance for happiness, but her history still haunts her. She finds it difficult to escape the image that is described in her official records. 'Ladybird, Ladybird' is an emotional and harrowing story of a woman's fight to keep her children and her relationship intact.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Sally Hibbin
Writers:
Rona Munro
Aka:
Ladybird, Ladybird
Studio:
Channel 4
Genres:
British Films, Drama
Countries:
UK
Awards:

1994 Berlinale Silver Bear for Best Actress

1994 Berlinale Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

BBFC:
Release Date:
12/05/2008
Run Time:
102 minutes
Languages:
English LPCM Stereo
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/09/2017
Run Time:
102 minutes
Languages:
English LPCM Mono, English LPCM Stereo
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Ken Loach: The Guardian Lecture at the National Film Theatre with Derek Malcolm (1992, 74 mins) Face to Face: Jeremy Isaacs talks to Ken Loach (Geraldine Dowd, 1991, 40 mins): the former head of Channel Four discusses the filmmaker's life and career
  • Carry on Ken (Toby Reisz, 2006, 49 mins): an in-depth documentary appraising the director
  • Original Trailer
  • Stills Galleries

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Reviews (2) of Ladybird Ladybird

A difficult watch, but an outstanding performance - Ladybird Ladybird review by TB

Spoiler Alert
12/02/2020

Ken Loach films always feature very believable, everyday characters, so much so that you could be watching a documentary. This film charts the life of a woman and mother who is doing her best to support her brood of children. Life has not been kind to her, she grew up in a spiral of violence and abuse which is still inside her. It is not long before tragedy strikes and her work is turned upside down as her children enter the care system. The rest of the film charts her journey as she descends into rage and trauma. She strikes up a relationship with a loving man, but that is not enough to stop yet more of her children being wrongly taken into an uncaring care system. Shudderingly, this film was based on a true story. The mother, played by Crissy Rock, is a stand-out performance.

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A Seamless Ken Loach special - Ladybird Ladybird review by BE

Spoiler Alert
05/09/2020

One of the most difficult films I have ever watched.  Superbly acted by Chrissy Rock and Vladimir Vega.  Why on earth this actor has not been in more movies, I know not.  I wasn’t sure what to expect but although very harrowing, I found it gripping from beginning to end. Based on a mother’s act of negligence (although I wonder if there were other unspoken mitigating circumstances) and of her four children being taken away by Social Services. The film follows her attempt to get her children back and of two more babies being taken into care. I understand that the welfare of babies and children take precedence as far as Social Services are concerned but surely there was another way of dealing with these scenarios.  (There was a brighter note when the credits rolled).

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