Gran Torino (15)

Monday 30th November 2009

Doors and bar open 7pm, film starts 8pm

Meal Deal available at the Royal Oak Inn, Lostwithiel. Ring 01208 872552 to book your film tickets and table.

Our November film was Gran Torino. Directed by and starring Clint Eastwood in what is rumoured to be his last acting role, the film tells the story of Walt Kowalski, a foul-mouthed, bigoted, gun-wielding Korean War veteran who lives in a run-down, ethnically diverse neighbourhood in Detroit.

The film is a homage to the hard-as-they-come characters Clint Eastwood has played throughout his career, from Dirty Harry to Unforgiven, but there's comedy in the contrast between Walt's straight-talking and the carefully chosen words of his sons and priest.

Empire described the film as "an extraordinary piece of work" while Rolling Stones said it's "a humdinger of a valedictory".

Gran Torino was shown on Monday 30th November, at the Church Rooms, Church Lane, Lostwithiel.

Screening details

Date: 30 November 2009

Time: Doors and bar open 7pm, film starts 8pm

Film details

Year: 2008

Country: USA, Germany

Director: Clint Eastwood

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Christopher Carley, Bee Vang, Ahney Her

Certificate: 15

Length: 116 min