The King’s Speech

Director: Tom Hooper

UK/USA/Australia, 2010, Drama/History, 118 mins

Based on the true story of King George VI (Bertie) who reluctantly assumed the throne after his brother abdicated. Although next in line, Bertie is plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, so his wife Elizabeth engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, the reluctant king (wonderfully played by Colin Firth) is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country through war. 

An hour-long revision workshop will take place after the screening, exploring ways to respond to the Comparative Study. 
Please note: Booking essential through IFI Education on 01 679 5744. Places limited. €8 per student (includes film ticket).

Screening as part of the 2015 Spring/Summer IFI Schools Programme.

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