Cider with Rosie

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Cider with Rosie ★★½ 1999

Adaptation of Laurie Lee's 1959 story about his Cotswolds childhood. Set in 1918, in the Slad Valley, disorganized Annie Lee (Stevenson) has been left to raise nine children on her own. Laurie's childhood consists of school, church, village festivals, eccentric relations and neighbors, and the usual childhood tribulations. Lee himself provided narration before his death at 82 in 1997. 120m/C VHS, DVD . GB Juliet Stevenson, Emily Mortimer, Joe Roberts, Dashiell Reece, David Troughton, Robert Lang, Hugh Lloyd; D: Charles Beeson; W: John Mortimer; C: Rex Maidment; M: Geoffrey Burgon. TV