Film Night at Cellan Hall : The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (12A)

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry stars Jim Broadbent and Penelope Wilton and is based on the novel by Rachel Joyce.

Harold Fry (Jim Broadbent) is a 65 year-old, seemingly unremarkable man, who leads a humdrum life in Kingsbridge, Devon, with his wife Margaret (Penelope Wilton), never speaking about the elephant in the room, the absence of their son, David.

One day, Harold receives a farewell letter from an old friend and work colleague, Queenie (Linda Basset) and learns that she is receiving palliative care in a cancer hospice in Berwick-on-Tweed.

He sets off to post a reply to Queenie, only to somehow keep going for 87 days, covering over 600 miles in his deck shoes and light coat, much to the consternation of his wife, until he finally reaches the hospice.

During his journey Harold crosses paths with a few fairly ordinary people, who each have a tale to tell. At one stage he becomes a kind of Messiah-like figure, leading a flock of followers but he arrives at the hospice on his own to resolve the issue of Queenie’s role in his life.

He also reflects on his childhood, his marriage, former employment as a brewery assistant and his son, from whom he was almost completely estranged.

Subtitles in use.

Film Nights at Cellan Hall take place fortnightly on Fridays.


Cellan Millenium HallTre Cynon, Cellan, Lampeter, Ceredigion  SA48


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