Director: James Hawes

110 mins, UK, 2024, Digital

In another powerful late-career performance, Anthony Hopkins plays Nicolas Winton, the retired stockbroker who dedicated some of his early years to rescuing children from Europe, coordinating their transport to safety on the eve of WWII.

The broadcast clip that was aired in 1987 revealed Winton’s achievements to the wider public, but the film plays as a recollection, spurred on by his wife’s request to tidy old records. Helena Bonham Carter is excellent as his mother, exasperated by red tape that gets in the way. Although straightforward in style, the heroism of Winton and others underlines the impact of the story and the merit in its retelling.

The screening on Wednesday 28th will be Open Captioned.

Notes by Alicia McGivern

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Wednesday 28th