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Another Mothers Son Film

Thursday 11 January 2018, 8:00 pm

Ditchling Village Hall

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Based on the true story of Louisa Gould, this drama is set during World War II on the Nazi-occupied island of Jersey. Lou took in an escaped Russian POW and hid him over the war’s course. The tension mounts as it becomes clear that Churchill will not risk an assault to recapture this British soil, and the island-community spirit begins to fray under pressures of hunger, occupation and divided loyalty. Against this backdrop, Lou fights to preserve her family’s sense of humanity and to protect the Russian boy. The film persuasively suggests that Louisa shelters the boy as a quasi-son figure, after her own son was killed in the war. The outrageous risks taken, where Louisa lets the boy go for walks and bike rides into town, where the German soldiers are perhaps an instance of truth being stranger than fiction!
 Director Christopher Menaul English 2017 12A 102mins

Admission: Doors open 7:30 pm Members free £5 for Guest Members

Contact: John Jenkins 01273 846359

Member: Ditchling Film Society
Type of Event: Film
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