In 1990, alcohol makes Richard's father Ray a prisoner in his own bedroom. Ray's estranged wife Liz and neighbour Sid battle for control of Ray, who remains hopeful that Liz will return to him if he manipulates her through his self-destruction. A decade or so earlier, Richard's younger brother Jason - then three years old - is left alone with his hapless Uncle Lol. In 1985 Jason, now 10 years old, goes out with a friend on Bonfire Night but can't find his way home and ends up sleeping in a shed.
All these moments combined create an adaptation of director Richard Billingham's childhood, focusing on the relationship of his parents, Ray and Liz, and the impact they had on him and his brother during Thatcher-era Britain - originally captured through Billingham's photographic portraits of his father.
'A quietly enraged, ultimately compassionate portrait of people who have nothing' - Chris Waywell, Time Out