The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry is Neston Flicks' first film of the autumn season as we return after the summer break, and it's a classic British road movie.
Jim Broadbent stars as a mild-mannered pensioner who's suddenly taken by an urge to walk to his sick friend at the other end of the country, much to the dismay of his wife, Penelope Wilton. Adapted by Rachel Joyce from her own novel, the film at first seems to be just an amiable tale of British eccentricity, but, as The Guardian says, 'This politely unassuming little film builds into a wrenching examination of grief, guilt and eventual closure.'
The Metro describes it as 'a non-religious pilgrim story about the power of hope and faith. A movie that celebrates everyday joys and human connection. The perfect pick-me-up tonic for tough times.'
So, one not to miss, and there'll be the usual Flicks cinema experience with bar, hot drinks, cake and ice-cream, an interval, subtitles on all films and a witty MC to introduce the film!
Buy tickets here or from Neston Community Youth Centre reception on Burton Road.