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ONE LIFE tells the true story of Sir Nicholas ‘Nicky’ Winton who rescued 669 children from the Nazis in the months leading up to World War II and is screened on Sunday 4th Aug at 16:00. This film was so popular when we screened it in May we have added a 2nd screening.



A Triumph of Human Spirit and Compassion

"One Life," the 2023 cinematic masterpiece, offers an emotionally gripping and inspirational portrayal of heroism during one of history's darkest periods. Directed by James Hawes, this extraordinary film recounts the true story of Sir Nicholas Winton, a British humanitarian who saved 669 children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia on the eve of World War II. With a star-studded cast featuring the legendary Anthony Hopkins as the elderly Winton and the charismatic Johnny Flynn portraying his younger self, "One Life" delivers powerful performances that resonate deeply with audiences. The film meticulously captures the perilous journey and immense bravery of Winton, who orchestrated a series of secretive train evacuations known as the Kindertransport, ensuring these children escaped the horrors of the Holocaust.

Set against a backdrop of rising tensions and the looming threat of war, "One Life" weaves a compelling narrative of courage, resilience, and the indomitable spirit of humanity. The film's meticulous attention to historical detail and poignant storytelling create a vivid and immersive experience that leaves a lasting impact. Cinematographer Stuart Bentley's stunning visuals, combined with an evocative score by composer Steven Price, enhance the film's emotional depth, transporting viewers to a time when ordinary people performed extraordinary acts of kindness.

"One Life" is not just a film; it is a testament to the power of individual action in the face of overwhelming adversity. It serves as a powerful reminder that one person's courage and compassion can indeed change the world. Don't miss this unforgettable cinematic journey that honours a remarkable legacy and inspires us all to make a difference.

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One Life

Date: Sunday 4th Aug 2024                                                       

Start: 16:00 (doors open 15:20)

Length: 110 mins Genre: Biography, Drama, History

Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Lena Olin, Johnny Flynn, Helena Bonham Carter

Certificate: 12

Tickets £6 (£7 for non-members)



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