In his feature debut photographer Richard Billingham looks back at his childhood in a working class family in Birmingham during the Thatcher era. The film centers around the alcoholic father Ray and his memories of two epochs of the family’s life. Striking flashbacks are marked with regret, neglected parenthood and a crackling welfare state, but there are also powerful glimpses of solidarity. Ray & Liz is not only an artistic triumph but also a heartbreaking story that stays in memory. You will have a hard time forgetting the eyes of his mother Liz.
– Daniel Tollefsen Altamirano