Christopher And His Kind
Christopher and His KindChristopher and His Kind

Christopher And His Kind

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ActorsMatt Smith, Imogen Poots, Lindsay Duncan

DirectorGeoffrey Sax

From Gay Essential

Christopher and His Kind is a BBC television film released in 2011. The screenplay was adapted by Kevin Elyot from Christopher Isherwood's autobiography of the same title and was produced by Mammoth Screen and directed by Geoffrey Sax. Filmed in Belfast, the film starred Matt Smith, Imogen Poots and Lindsay Duncan. The film was nominated for awards at Royal Television Society, UK and Broadcasting Press Guild Awards. Read More Here

“Smith is appealingly rakish, thoroughly disreputable, charming, posh, clever and funny – there's something of John Hurt's Quentin Crisp about him, a lovely portrayal.”
   Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

“The piquancy was mostly in the script, with Carter giving Auden the delivery his deadpan one-liners deserved. “I do loathe the sea,” he said, at one point. “It’s so wet and sloppy.”
   Chris Harvey, The Telegraph

“The real charm of Christopher and His Kind is in its performances. Current Doctor Who Matt Smith is brilliant as Isherwood – although he looks very different to the writer, his accent and mannerisms are spot on and his mischievous performance is a delight to watch.”
   P.H. Davies

Features:

  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: ITV Studios Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Mar 2011
  • Run Time: 90 minutes

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Reviews

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    After his famous “Berlin Stories” inspired both the drama “I Am A Camera” and the musical “Cabaret”, author Christopher Isherwood still did not feel that his life had been accurately depicted on stage and screen. To this end, he published “Christopher And His Kind” in 1976. If the earlier play and musical had been, essentially, “fictionalised autobiography”, then “Kind”, directed by Geoffrey Sax and written for British TV by Kevin Elyot, wants to be Isherwood’s “true story”.
    Aspiring writer Christopher Isherwood goes to Berlin at the invitation of his friend W.H. Auden. Christopher writes that he went to 1930’s Berlin “for the boys.” During his early months in Berlin, life may well have been a cabaret, filled with gay sex, for young Christopher. “Kind” is surprisingly frank and candid about his sex life, far more so than “Cabaret.” The performances, especially Smith, Booth, and Poots, are excellent. Toby Jones also shines in a supporting role as Gerald, an aging drag queen who befriends Christopher and mysteriously “disappears” shortly afterwards. I found “Kind” to be emotionally haunting and worth watching.

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