Attending this event

Claire Berliner

Claire Berliner is a literature curator, writer and editor. She is Programme Manager at The London Library, having previously been the Literature Programmer at JW3 and a Centre Director at Arvon’s creative writing house in Devon. As part of the Knish Collective, she was a winner of the 2009 Jewish Film Festival Short Film Fund. She has known and worked with Bernard Kops in various capacities for over a decade.

Films screening at this event

Just One Kid

John Goldschmidt
Alfred Maron, David Sassini, Yvonne Bonnamy
54 min

Bernard Kops wrote the script for this wistful portrayal of Jewish childhood in the East End in the 1930s, as seen through the eyes of Jewish tailor-turned-actor Alfred Maron. First broadcast on ITV in 1974, the film is a candid account of the trials and tribulations of growing up in poverty alongside the carefree joy of boyhood. Over 40 years after its making, and 80 years from the interwar period in which it is set, the film offers a taste of two distinctive eras of 20th century British life.