SHANE MEADOWS' COUNTRY: «THIS IS ENGLAND» (2006)

Carla Ferreira De Castro
2019
This Is England is social realist film portraying racism and poverty in 1980s Britain through the eyes of Shaun, a 12 year old boy, who has lost his father in the Falklands war and as to come to terms with his own identity, the difficult transition from childhood to adolescence and the need to fit in a determined group/tribe/gang. The following article aims at analysing relevant aspects depicted from the film emphasizing the so much debated reality of life during 80s. In This is England Shane
more » ... is England Shane Meadows manages to rediscover his own self geography, by revisiting his adolescent years. It is a biographical film about the importance of peer pressure and the results of an excess of nationalism, at the same time it typifies some issues related to the 80s youth culture.
doi:10.34630/polissema.vi10.3211 fatcat:q5d6npamkbe2hls3j5x4ubnaem