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Australia released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: Maggie Conlan is a unmarried mother. She had four children from four different men, that she left because they all beat her. The only night she left her children alone at home, they are hurt by a fire. So the social services take them away. She unsuccessfully fights to have them back. One day, she meets Jorge, a man that will simply love her without violence, and it seems she will now have a normal happy family life. But their new-born baby is also confiscated by the social services... Based on a true story. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Berlin International Film Festival, ...Ladybird Ladybird ( Lady bird )
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The film starts with an introduction, the beginnings of a new relationship between Maggie and Jorge as they meet at a pub karaoke. Sensing her sadness he asks about her life and the film makes good use of flashbacks to ensure that we fully understand the situation she now finds herself in. Thinking back to her childhood she remembers her father beating her mother as she stands crying. The image of a child stood sobbing as her mother is being kicked to the floor is incredibly disturbing, especially when it looks so real. History repeats itself when we see Maggie's ex-boyfriend punching her to the ground and shouting abuse as her own four children witness the attack, it's the first of many which lead to her moving to a refuge with the kids and eventual involvement by social services. The family is finally torn apart when a fire in the flat leaves her eldest son badly burnt after she leaves them locked in while she goes out.
There's a duality to Ladybird Ladybird; flashbacks make up a large portion of the film and tell Maggie's backstory in a fragmented but comprehensible way, we learn early on that her children were taken away, then we understand why, and then we see her current life with partner Jorge and witness the massive impact that her past has on their relationship. As with many other Loach films this has an unpolished look which gives it a `fly-on-the-wall' quality, it's perhaps fitting that a drama based on a true story looks more like a documentary.Read more ›
'Ladybird Ladybird' is based on a true story of a woman's seemingly endless fight with Social Services over the care of her children.
The movie's main character is Maggie (Crissy Rock), a single parent born and bread in Liverpool with four children, all of whom were to different fathers. Hurt and troubled Maggie has a history of getting into bad relationships. Her ex-boyfriend Simon (played by Ray Winstone) violently abused her causing her to run away; but the social services, concerned about her children after a home fire occurred when Maggie was away at the pub, resulting in one of the children becoming seriously injured, took them away from her and put them into foster care. When Maggie meets a gentle refugee called Jorge (Vladimir Vega), she feels that she might finally have a chance of happiness, the couple try for a baby, only for Maggie to be devastated by the Social Services once more.
This is a really touching film, a harrowing story of one woman's fight to win back her babies despite the odds. I regard this as one of Ken Loach's greatest movies and as for Crissy Rock's award-winning acting in it, I think Ken summed it up the best when he said: "I cannot think of anyone I have worked with who shines more brightly than Crissy Rock."
It's not easy to like the central figure, Maggie, who, at the stage when we first meet her has four different children by four different fathers. She meets the decent and caring figure of Jorge, a Paraguayan, at karaoke and he becomes a calming and stabilising influence on her life to whom she can "open up". Parts of the narrative are therefore told in flashback and we see glimpses of Maggie's abusive father and of an abusive relationship that Maggie has with a man who batters her yet whom she professes to love. The woman's difficulties with the authorities grow after she leaves her children at home alone to go to the pub and returns to find out that there has been a fire...
The central figure undoubtedly does not help her own case with her constant swearing at people around her, and Loach presumably wants us to see this as a clash of cultures in which a working class woman who fundamentally loves her children is not understood by middle class authority figures; but she seems, nevertheless, to be partly the author of her own misfortunes. Her tragedy is that these misfortunes continue when she finds stability with Jorge but the cycle of taking children into care continues. Do we then agree with the reading of the situation that Loach would presumably like us to have? Well, partially. It was impossible not to want the best for Jorge who loses two of the children that he has with his Maggie before being allowed to keep the subsequent children that he has with her, but we may wonder whether some of the complexities of the situation have been airbrushed away to create a narrative of class conflict.
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i think there are some scenes missing but I enjoyed the filmPublished 14 months ago by lillian nicholson