The King's Speech (12A)
Monday 27th June 2011
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 June film will be The King's Speech, the independent British film starring Colin Firth, Geoffery Rush and Helena Bonham Carter which is currently scooping awards across the board.
The film tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stammer and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country through war.
The Guardian said "Tom Hooper's richly enjoyable and handsomely produced movie about George VI's struggle to cure his stammer is a massively confident crowd-pleaser." while Los Angeles Times said "Both actors completely inhabit their absorbing roles, relishing the opportunity their exchanges provide and adding unlooked-for layers to a complicated human relationship."
The King's Speech will be shown on 27th June, at the Church Rooms, Church Lane, Lostwithiel. Tickets cost £4 for adults and £2 for under 18s, and are available online now or in advance from Watts Trading or on the door if not already sold out.
Date: 27 June 2011
Time: Doors and bar open 7pm, film starts 8pm
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Director: Tom Hooper
Cast: Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi, Robert Portal
Length: 118 min