Screening of “A Month in the Country” – September 3rd 2014

To coincide with the commemoration of the outbreak
of the First World War we are proud to present

"A Month in the Country" 

Screening on Wednesday, September 3rd 2014

Directed by Pat O'Connor
•   Year: 1987
•   Country: UK
•   Running time: 97 min.
•   Cassification: (PG)
•   Watch a clip here
Pat O'Connor directs this tranquil version of the J. L. Carr novel, adapted for the screen by Simon Gray, in which two WWI veterans find themselves neighbours in the summer of 1920 in a small Yorkshire village, where both are involved in excavating the past.
Summary: Comments:

"It is 1919, and war veteran Tom Birkin (Colin Firth) travels to the small English village of Oxgodly to restore a medieval church mural that is hidden under coats of plaster. At the same time, another war veteran, archaeologist John Moon (Kenneth Branagh) is exploring the nearby fields trying to uncover an ancient church grave. 

As they toil away in this placid environment, their emotional war wounds are gradually healed, and they come to terms with their problems. Birkin finds himself falling in love with Alice Keach (Natasha Richardson), the wife of the local vicar, while Moon finds himself learning to deal with his homosexuality." – AllMovie.com

"Initially intended to be a made-for-TV film, the film's producer upgraded his original plan to a cinema feature. Shot during the summer of 1986 and featuring an original score by Howard Blake, the film has been neglected since its 1987 cinema release and it was only in 2004 that an original 35 mm film print was discovered due to the intervention of a fan.

A Month in the Country featured film debuts or early roles of several notable British actors. Although it was the third cinema feature film to cast Colin Firth, it was his first lead role. Similarly, it was Kenneth Branagh's first cinema film, and Natasha Richardson's second. Conversely, it was the last role of David Garth who died in May 1988." – Wikipedia

Screening on September 3rd 2014, Wednesday
Starting time 7:45pm at Leytonstone Library
Church Lane, E11 1HG, London. See map
Entrance £5 (£4 all concessions)
Check disabled access options availabe here.
Note: If the main gates are closed (usually after 8pm) then entrance to the library will be through the disabled access door, which is located a few metres away on the left of the main gates.
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