My GenerationVivid and inspiring

Michael Caine travels back in time through personal
accounts and stunning archive footage

Growing up in London me and my mates used to hear our parents talk about the good old days. We used to say, ‘What was so good about ’em?” – Michael Caine

In 1960s London a new generation has come of age. They’re energised, rebellious and hopeful, and it’s these young men and women, particularly the working classes, that were to have a huge impact on popular culture as barriers collapsed and the world headed into the most tumultuous decade of the century. British film icon Michael Caine narrates and stars in My Generation, the vivid and inspiring story of his personal journey through 1960s London. The film, assembled over the last six years by Caine working with Producer Simon Fuller, Writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais and Director David Batty, is based on personal accounts and stunning archive footage.

This feature-length documentary film sees Caine travel back in time to talk to The Beatles, Twiggy, David Bailey, Mary Quant, The Rolling Stones, David Hockney and other star names.  My Generation uses carefully intercut audio of Caine’s conversations with his co-stars blended with unseen archive material to take the movie viewer back to the heart of the 1960s. In one poignant sequence we accompany Caine as he drives through Piccadilly Circus today overlaid with original 60s film to create a remarkable time travel effect. The film is Michael’s real life story but it’s also the cultural narrative of how the working classes broke through for the first time and substantially changed not just London but the whole world.