A semiautobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War 2, whose mother is played by Sarah Miles.
Bill Rohan, a young boy living on the outskirts of London experiences the exhilaration of World War II, as seen through the eyes of director John Boorman. During this period, Bill learns about sex, death, love, hypocrisy, and the faults of adults as he prowls the ruins of bombed houses on Rosehill Avenue.
His childlike father is off chasing patriotic dreams of glory from behind a military clerk's typewriter; his teenage sister runs wild; his mother can't cope; and will everything in the end turn out all right?
The boy's mother (Sarah Miles) serves as a strong influence in his life as she leads her family through this tumultuous time. An adventurous and nostalgic slice of life, ‘Hope and Glory’ is a superb and memorable film.
UK · 1987 · John Boorman · 110min