Bill Douglas’s autobiographical trilogy consisting of My Childhood, My Ain Folk and My Way Home strips the language of cinema down to its barest essentials. Filmed in stark monochrome, with minimal dialogue, and with a soundtrack that uses silence as much as it uses sound, this unexpectedly warm and humane portrait of a young boy growing up in a poverty-stricken Scottish pit village in the years following the Second World War approaches the condition of poetry. Philip French wrote in the Observer ‘I believe this trilogy will come to be regarded not just as a milestone, but as one of the heroic achievements of the British cinema.’ This DVD release comes with Bill Douglas: Intent on Getting the Image, a 2006 documentary about the director’s life and work, Come Dancing, a short film made by Douglas as a student, an archive interview, and an illustrated booklet containing specially commissioned essays and notes.