High Hopes is an early classic from award-winning Writer and Director Mike Leigh that cemented his reputation as a key chronicler of British life. Left-wing couple Cyril (Phil Davis) and Shirley (Ruth Sheen) ponder bringing a baby into Thatcher's Britain, while his sister Valerie (Heather Tobias) embraces the yuppie lifestyle afforded by her philandering husband. Caught in the middle is their aging mother (Edna Dor�), whose gigantic council house in King's Cross is the one holdout against a tide of redevelopment. Through Leigh's typically tragic sense of humour, these storylines converge across an awkward and revealing evening: Mum's surprise birthday party. With supporting appearances from Lesley Manville and Jason Watkins, High Hopes shows the folly of optimism, while giving us reason to believe in the future.

High Hopes

Mm00272358
£ 7.49
FREE Delivery on ALL Orders!
Number of Discs
1
Release Date
06/04/2020
Studio
Film 4
format
DVD / Normal
Duration
107
Certificate UK
15

High Hopes is an early classic from award-winning Writer and Director Mike Leigh that cemented his reputation as a key chronicler of British life. Left-wing couple Cyril (Phil Davis) and Shirley (Ruth Sheen) ponder bringing a baby into Thatcher's Britain, while his sister Valerie (Heather Tobias) embraces the yuppie lifestyle afforded by her philandering husband. Caught in the middle is their aging mother (Edna Dor�), whose gigantic council house in King's Cross is the one holdout against a tide of redevelopment. Through Leigh's typically tragic sense of humour, these storylines converge across an awkward and revealing evening: Mum's surprise birthday party. With supporting appearances from Lesley Manville and Jason Watkins, High Hopes shows the folly of optimism, while giving us reason to believe in the future.

We are Rated Excellent on Trustpilot
Here's what you say about us...

Director: Mike Leigh
Producer: Simon Channing Williams
Producer: Victor Glynn
Writer: Mike Leigh
Music: Andrew Dickson
Cinematographer: Roger Pratt
Actor: Ruth Sheen
Actor: Edna Doré
Actor: Philip Jackson
Actor: Philip Davis
Actor: Heather Tobias
Actor: David Bamber
Actor: Lesley Manville
Actor: Jason Watkins

Main Format
DVD
Keyword Index
High Hopes|Ruth Sheen
Colour
Colour
Region
Region 2
Extras 1
High Definition extras tbc
Extras 2
Language(s):English, InteractiveMenu
Catalogue Number
F4SP014

FREE Delivery on all Orders!