A Way of Life Poster

Release Date: 2004

DVD Release Date: April 10th, 2007

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
With both social services and her daughter's paternal grandmother (Brenda Blethyn) threatening to assume guardianship of her child, single teen mom Leigh-Anne (Stephanie James) becomes increasingly paranoid under the constant pressure. But Leigh-Anne's environment -- one of crime and poverty -- is no place to raise a child, nor does she have the legitimate means to do so. When she fears that her neighbor (Oliver Haden) is talking to social services, her destructive behavior only increases.

Cast: Stephanie James, Nathan Jones, Gary Sheppeard, Dean Wong, Sara Gregory, Oliver Haden, Brenda Blethyn

Director: Amma Asante

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Brother, Dark, Gritty, Growing up, Daughter, 2000s, Fall, Police station

Awards

Winner Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a Director, Writer or Producer in Their First Feature Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)