Three by Bill Forsyth

Three by Bill Forsyth

3 Episodes

Charm, whimsy, and humanism abound in the lovably offbeat works of Bill Forsyth, a pivotal figure in Scottish cinema who led the revitalization of his country’s film industry in the 1980s. First coming to widespread attention with the endearing coming-of-age romance GREGORY’S GIRL, Forsyth went on to work with Burt Lancaster in the delightful fish-out-of-water comedy LOCAL HERO and made his American debut with a quirkily poetic adaptation of Marilynne Robinson’s HOUSEKEEPING. Though gently unassuming on the surface, Forsyth’s films reveal keen insights into human nature and resonate with bittersweet moral truths.

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Three by Bill Forsyth
  • Gregory’s Girl

    Episode 1

    Directed by Bill Forsyth • 1980 • United Kingdom
    Starring John Gordon Sinclair, Dee Hepburn, Clare Grogan

    The breakout sophomore feature by Bill Forsyth is a lovably offbeat romantic comedy that brought renewed attention to the Scottish film industry. Gregory (John Gordon Sinclair) is an awkward...

  • Local Hero

    Episode 2

    Directed by Bill Forsyth • 1983 • United Kingdom
    Starring Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Fulton Mackay

    Bill Forsyth put Scottish cinema on the map with this delightfully eccentric culture-clash comedy. Riffing on popular representations of Scottish life and folklore, LOCAL HERO follows the Texas...

  • Housekeeping

    Episode 3

    Directed by Bill Forsyth • 1987 • United States
    Starring Christine Lahti, Sara Walker, Andrea Burchill

    Director Bill Forsyth made his American debut with this bittersweet adaptation of a novel by Pulitzer Prize–winning author Marilynne Robinson that features a brilliant performance from Christin...