Comedy · An English family relocates to sunny Greece four years before WWII. My Family and Other Animals is a television film written by Simon Nye and directed by Sheree Folkson. The film is based on the autobiographical book of the same title written by Gerald Durrell, in which he describes a series of anecdotes relating to his family's stay on Corfu from –39, when he was aged 10– : Masterpiece Theatre: My Family and Other Animals: Eugene Simon, Imelda Staunton, Tamzin Merchant, Russell Tovey, Matthew Goode, Kostas Tziotakis, Michael Yannatos, Previously produced as a miniseries by the BBC, this fanciful film boils Durrell's enduring memoir down to a brisk 90 minutes.
Dec 25, Movie Info. Author Gerald Durrell's childhood memoir comes to life in this Masterpiece Theater presentation starring Academy Award-nominee Imelda Staunton and detailing the There are very few movies that I cannot even force myself to sit through, but sadly, My Family and Other Animals is one of them. Oct 28, Escaping the dreary wet weather of s England, an eccentric family uproot and ship themselves to the sunnier climes of the Greek island of Corfu. It was just a few days ago when, in a review of Hugh Hudson's My Life so Far, I stated my preference towards cinema adaptations of Coming-of-Age memoirs. Unfortunately, not all films that reside in that category are of the same quality. On the lower end of the scale is Sheree Folkson's television film, My Family and.
Apr 10, In the s, when my family moved in moderately intellectual Boston circles, I spent a bookish childhood nosing into novels I couldn't possibly understand. I picked up Justine when I was 12, about the time the Anouk Aimée/Dirk Bogarde film came out. Book and film both promised sexual enchantment.