Richard Billingham

United Kingdom 108 min. min Catalan premiere


On the outskirts of Birmingham and the margins of society the Billingham family perform extreme rituals and break social taboos as they muddle through a life decided by factors beyond their control. At times shocking and laced with an unsettling humour, three episodes unfold as a powerful evocation of the experience of growing up in a Black Country council flat.

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Richard Billingham

(UK, 1970) In 1997 he was the first recipient of the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize and the following year BBC2 broadcast his film Fishtank (1998) produced by Artangel and filmmaker Adam Curtis. He exhibited at the Venice Biennale 2001 and was nominated for the Turner Prize, also 2001. He has made work about his immediate family, about animals in zoos around the world and about the British landscape. Recently he has written and directed his first feature film for cinema called Ray & Liz, shot on location in the Midlands where he grew up. His work is held in many collections including San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum, Victoria & Albert Hall and Tate galleries.

Filmography: Ray & Liz (2018), Ray (curt, 2016), Playstation (curt, 1999), Ray in Bed (curt, 1999), Fishtank (1998), Liz Smoking (curt, 1998), Tony Smoking Backwards (curt, 1998)

Richard Billingham

Film information

Director: Richard Billingham
Script: Richard Billingham
Contact: Noucinemart
With: Ella Smith, Justin Salinger, Patrick Romer, Deirdre Kelly, Tony Way, Sam Gittins, Joshua Millard-Lloyd
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2018
Format: DCP
Length: 108 min. min
Language: English
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2019


Breakthrough Producer and Douglas Hickox Award at the British Independent Film Awards | Special Jury Prize in Locarno | Grand Jury Award in Sevilla | Best Film in Thessaloniki