About

In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to have a intellectual disability for the first ten years of his life.

7.9
90
Directed by

Jim Sheridan

Written by

Jim Sheridan (Screenplay)
Christy Brown (Book)
Shane Connaughton (Screenplay)

Runtime

103 minutes

Country

United Kingdom, Ireland

Language

English

Tagline

A film about life, laughter, and the occasional miracle.

Cast

Keywords

biography based on a true story working class poet author irish courage disabled flashback foot bodily disabled person cerebral palsy

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#53 on Top 100 British films BFI

Awards

Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role Daniel Day-Lewis

Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Oscar nomination for Best Picture

Oscar nomination for Best Director Jim Sheridan