Irish Film Institute -The Help

The Help


U.S.A./India/United Arab Emirates, Drama, 2011

Back by popular demand, this Golden Globe-winning drama is based on the book club favourite and best-selling debut novel by Kathryn Stockett. Set in Jackson, Mississippi, during the 1960s, it chronicles the relationship between three diff erent and extraordinary women who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. Deeply moving, filled with humour, hope and heart, this is a timeless and universal story about the ability to create change. The film is both inspirational and empowering, featuring relatable, funny, courageous characters who, by fi nding their unique voices, triumph and become the heroes of their own lives.

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