The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry | Nerve Cinema

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry | Nerve CinemaThe Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry | Nerve Cinema

Nerve Centre, Magazine Street, Derry~Londonderry

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1hr 48mins

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Starring Academy Award® Winner Jim Broadbent (Iris, Paddington) and Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey, The Best Eoxtic Marigold Hotel), The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry tells the story of a man who leaves his seaside town in South Devon to deliver a message to an old friend.

Harold Fry was never meant to be a hero. He’s an unremarkable man who has failed at all the important things: being a husband, a father and a friend. Now, well into his 60s, he is content to fade quietly into the background of life. But when Harold learns his friend Queenie is dying, he is moved to act. He leaves home, walking to the post box to send her a letter, until he realises a letter is not enough. In that moment Harold decides to keep walking, all the way to her hospice, some 500 miles away in Berwick-upon-Tweed.

“It could have been twee or sentimental (that was the fear) but instead it is spare and restrained and while there are occasional jarring moments it is still wonderfully tender and full of feeling.” - Deborah Ross, The Spectator.

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2023. UK. Director: Hettie Macdonald. Cast: Jim Broadbent, Penelope Wilton, Earl Cave. Duration: 1hr 48mins. Cert: 12A.

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