The Keys to the House (Le Chiavi di Casa)BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7494.796-a (Published 31 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:796
- Khalid Ali (email@example.com), specialist registrar in geriatrics/general medicine
- University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent
Directed by Gianni Amelio UK release date: 1 April 2005
Films about disabled characters have rarely made entertaining cinema. Jim Sheridan's My Left Foot (1989) is an exception: its portrayal of the Irish artist and writer Christy Brown, whose cerebral palsy confined him to a wheelchair, won Daniel Day-Lewis a well deserved Oscar.
About two children out of every thousand born in this country have some form of cerebral palsy. The Keys to the House, based on a book by Giuseppe Pontiggia about his relationship with his son, tells the story …