Festival Close-up… Take 5

cff-close-up5Sunday 19th Feb. 2 pm.

The festival wraps up on Sunday afternoon with a feel-good programme suitable for all the family.

Our animated ‘short’ is the multi-award winning My Stuffed Granny from young director, Effie Pappas, another recent graduate from the National Film and Television school.

Then, in the final ‘feature’ of our 2017 Festival, Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner star in the marvellous on-screen version of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s musical, The King and I (Cert: PG).

Based on the novel ‘Anna and the King of Siam’ by Margaret Landon, and set in the 1860s, it tells the story of Anna Leonowens who was employed as an English governess by the King of Siam to educate his wives and many children. Taking her son with her to live in the royal palace, Anna, a strong-willed woman, soon clashes with the king, who is used to having his every wish adhered to without question. However, Anna’s refusal to bow to his will wins his respect and, eventually, his love.

Directed by Walter Lang, the film includes the all-time classics: ‘Getting to Know You’, ‘I Whistle A Happy Tune’, ‘Hello Young Lovers’, ‘We Kiss In The Shadows’ and ‘Shall We Dance’.  It also stars Rita Moreno, Martin Benson, Terry Saunders and Rex Thompson.  The film was nominated for nine Academy Awards and won five, including ‘Best Actor’ for Yul Brynner.

It’s absolutely guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a song in your heart!

Watch the Trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xSDRdSXA6Y

“If you don’t go to see it, believe us, you’ll be missing a grand and moving thing.”
Bosley Crowther, The New York Times

“All the ingredients that made Rodgers & Hammerstein’s ‘The King and I’ a memorable stage experience have been faithfully transferred to the screen. The result is a pictorially exquisite, musically exciting, and dramatically satisfying motion picture.”  Variety magazine

The King and I (Cert: PG : 127 mins) is being screened at the War Memorial Hall, Common Road on Sunday 19th February.  Doors and bar open at 1.30 p.m., the programme starts at 2.00 p.m.

Tickets: Children 14 and under: £4 / older children and adults: £6 in advance from Chorleywood Bookshop or on the door, if available.

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