Brian Percival

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE: The Book Thief will now screen on Friday 26th and Wednesday 31st, and not Wednesday 24th as per the programme.

This highly effective screen adaptation of Marcus Zusak’s best-selling novel successfully retains the book’s essence, that of a WWII tale through the eyes of a child. Young Liesel arrives alone at the home of her foster parents, learns to read and befriends young Jewish Max whom they harbour, despite the risk. Avoiding the more obvious wartime film clichés, we see the family’s struggle to survive while Liesel spreads some much-needed joy through book thefts
and shares.

Wild Strawberries is our film club for over 55s. Tickets: €4.25 including regular tea/coffee before the event. If you happen to look younger, please don’t take offence if we ask your age.

Notes by Alicia McGivern

131 mins, USA-Germany, 2013, Digital


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