Lies My Father Told Me (1975)


Period drama set in Montreal in 1925. Tells the story of a six-year-old boy, David, his grandfather, a horse called Ferdeleh and the comic-tragic ambitions of the boy’s father who wants to become a rich man.

Director: Ján Kadár.
Stars: Yossi Yadin, Len Birman, Marilyn Lightstone, Jeffery Lynas, Ted Allan, Henry Gamer, Barbara Chilcott, Carole Lazare, Mignon Elkins, Cleo Paskal.

1975 Chicago International Film Festival – Nominated for the Gold Hugo.
1976 Golden Globes – Winner Best Foreign Film.
1976 Golden Globes – Nomination Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture – Male (Jeff Lynas).
1976 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Ted Allan).


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  1. Ken R
    December 2, 2019

    I have profoundly moving memories of this remarkable movie and must take steps to see it again. I read that it has been remasted on DVD and have no hesitation to recommend it to any serious film enthusiasts. Great story of growing up with a memorable Grandfather.

  2. rose
    November 9, 2023

    now i understand why ppl have talked about this movie my whole life.

    i’m in pieces, </3

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