EXCLUSIVE: Director Michael Apted continues his extraordinary documentary series that began charting the lives of a group of British school children at age 7, then revisiting every seven years, to paint a cinematic portrait of their lifetime. With 63 Up , which had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival last month and opens November 27 in New York followed by L.A. on December 6, he offers the ninth edition in this highly unusual screen series. BritBox , the joint venture BBC & ITV streaming service is the distributor.
Emmy nominated, DGA and BAFTA award-winning director Apted — whose credits include The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Coal Miner’s Daughter, Gorky Park, The World Is Not Enough, Amazing Grace — is the mastermind behind it all. Every seventh year, it offers further insight into the premise of whether our adult lives are pre-determined by earliest influences and by the social class in which we are raised. It remains a relevant course of study, to be sure.
Over six decades, the films have documented the group as they became adults and entered middle age, dealing with everything life has thrown at them in between. Now, as the group reaches retirement age, the film is back to discover what they are doing. Check out the trailer in this exclusive first look above.
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