Without a word being spoken …


In advance of this summer’s London Olympics, British Airways has run a competition to showcase the work of “Great Britons.”

A still from the film

The winner in the film category is a 10-minute movie called Boy. It’s a beautiful, poignant film about a father’s love for his bicycling son, killed by a truck while on a training ride.
Boy was scripted by Prasanna Puwanarajah, directed by Justin Chadwick and photographed by Danny Cohen, with a score by Alex Heffes. It stars Timothy Spall as a carpenter who devises a way to pay tribute to his son, who had hoped to race at the Olympics Velodrome.
The film packs a tremendous emotional wallop, without a word being spoken.
Check out the trailer and the film.

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One response to “Without a word being spoken …

  1. John Vandevelde

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful tribute evoking thoughts about our family’s loss of our nephew struck and killed by a speeding, cellphone-using driver last May. Unfortunately, there are more tributes to be made and important lessons to be learned.

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