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7UP

UK, 1963 (MIFF 1986)

Director: Michael Apted

The original film that began Michael Apted's lifelong obsession to follow the lives of 14 seven-year-olds documented at seven year intervals. (28UP his latest instalment, is also being screened at this Festival.) In 7UP the extremes of the British class system are already obvious — from working class children to precocious, aristocratic readers of The Financial Times, The Urns as "enthralling ... better than therapy and much cheaper”

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