Just One Kid ★★★★★

Painful, beautiful, charming and sincere. This film has a very special place in my heart and, while it is very rough round the edges, conjured up strong emotion in me.

Although my own family isn’t Jewish, my grandparents grew up in a part of London very near to where this film was set, at a very similar time. I couldn’t help but feel that a lot of this consciously and subconsciously reminded me of them. This film is far from accessible to everyone, but to me it was very personal. 

Thank God for the BFI preserving hidden gems like this. Apart from the NHS I think it is one of Britain’s finest institutions.