Speak Like a Child (1998)

Speak Like a Child, the feature film debut of documentary director John Akomfrah, explores the intense friendship that evolves between three troubled teenagers growing up in an isolated children's home on the Northumbrian coast. The desolate beauty of the coastline is captured in stunning panoramas, while strong performances by the young cast help to create a lyrical and poignant drama.

Directing:
  • John Akomfrah

Writing:
  • Danny Padmore

Stars:
Release Date: 1998-09-04
  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 77
Shirley Henderson
Shirley Hende...
Woman in Dream (uncredited)
Cal Macaninch
Cal Macaninch
Billy
Helen Lederer
Helen Lederer
Ms Feggetter
Fraser Ayres
Fraser Ayres
Sammy (Age 14)
Serena Gordon
Serena Gordon
Matron
Richard Mylan
Richard Mylan
Sammy
Janine Birkett
Janine Birket...
Sammy's Mother
Ian Reddington
Ian Reddingto...
Master
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