Internationally acclaimed director Kim Longinotto is one of the pre-eminent documentary filmmakers working today, renowned for creating extraordinary human portraits. Longinotto’s latest multi-award winning film is a moving observational documentary on Oxfordshire’s Mulberry Bush School, a unique boarding school for children with extreme emotional and behavioural problems. Longinotto’s perfected observational style captures the humanity of the pupils, their families and the teachers superbly. The result is a heartbreaking, engrossing study of dysfunction. It also pays witness to the tremendous influence that adults hold for bad and for good upon growing children.
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE IDFA AMSTERDAM 2007