Having lived in the care home for a few years, Jamie is released back into the custody of his father and paternal grandmother. Back home, old wounds reopen, and Jamie soon finds himself alone and moving from place to place, dreaming of one day being an artist. When he is called up for National Service, Jamie is given the opportunity to escape the circle of poverty and self-pity.
The final part of Bill Douglas’ acclaimed autobiographical trilogy, My Way Home completes his tale about a young boy navigating an isolated and impoverished life. Beautifully shot and poetically composed, it’s a hopeful cap to a tough tale of hardship.
“a testament to the power of the image to fundamentally move the viewer, even when rendered with a quiet and deceptive simplicity” Film Reference
“Douglas’s filmmaking evokes the methods of silent cinema” IndieWire