H is for Harry

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The story of a boy who arrives at secondary school unable to read or write. With the help of his teacher Sophie, can Harry overcome the illiteracy ingrained across generations of his family? Against the backdrop of a Britain riven with debates around identity and social mobility, Harry fights to believe in a different future for himself.

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  • While the film doesn't have much new to say about the link between low income and low achievement...the directors paint a vivid portrait of the school and leave you wondering what will become of fiery young Harry.

    Mar 11, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Ed Potton

    Times (UK)
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  • You can imagine this being made into a warm-hearted Britflick with a punch-the-air ending as Harry aces GCSE English. The reality is tougher.

    Mar 7, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Cath Clarke

    Guardian
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  • H is for Harry is a slice-of-life film, a response to the triumphant Hollywood narratives of student-teacher feel-good stories that make everything look easy. It's hopeful but also humbling.

    Sep 16, 2019 | Full Review…

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