Greg Brenman, Jon Finn
Universal, BBC Films, StudioCanal, Working Title Films
Dneg VFX Supervisor
29th September 2000
Daldry’s film is pure social-realism: set during the miners’ strike of 1984-1985 and focusing on the travails of a working-class family.
– The Guardian –
Billy Elliot has a freshness that makes it a pleasure to watch; it's a very emphatic success.The Guardian
A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family. The life of 11-year-old Billy Elliot, a coal miner’s son in Northern England, is forever changed one day when he stumbles upon a ballet class during his weekly boxing lesson.