86 minutes, U.K., 1951, Digital

This film screened on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th December 2015.

“Christmas, sir, is humbug,” said Ebenezer Scrooge.

Among the many versions of Dickens’ essential Christmas story, A Christmas Carol, this one, starring Alastair Sim and showing in a brand new digital format, is regarded as the best. Filled with the requisite Yuletide ingredients, from snow-covered streets to roaring fires, holly, plum pudding and carol singing, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is played with gusto by Sim. Grinching away as he counts his pennies, the actor moves easily between comedy and drama as the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future pay him a call on Christmas Eve. Scrooge realises he still might have time to change his miserly ways…

Notes by Alicia McGivern

Tickets: €4.80 per person, €14.40 family tickets (2 adults + 2 children/1 adult + 3 children).

Screening as part of IFI Festive Favourites 2015. Click for more seasonal screenings this December.

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