Family Life

When 19 year-old Janice falls pregnant, her horrified parents force her to have an abortion, which throws the traumatised Janice into a tailspin of self-hatred and anxiety. Her parents, unsure of how to help her themselves, send Janice to an institution, where she is subjected to all the archaic methods of early psychotherapy, including prescription drugs and electro-convulsive therapy. Shocking, honest and intriguing, Ken Loach mercilessly tackles themes of British traditionalism and parental control.

Year: 1971
Genre: Art House Cinema, Drama
Country: UK
Director: Ken Loach
Starring: Alan MacNaughton, Sandy Ratcliff, Grace Cave, Malcolm Tierney
Duration: 104 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains low level offensive language.
Location in store: Art House Cinema



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