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Mandy

Alexander Mackendrick’s Ealing drama Mandy is a film whose sentiments remain as pertinent today as they did in the 1950s. The film’s central character is a profoundly deaf child whose parents believe she would be able to communicate given the right support. They therefore send her to a school for the deaf in Manchester. Unflinching in its portrayal of the pressures on parents of disabled children the film also celebrates the opportunities made available in post-war Britain and warns against undermining the services available to support them.