Tuesday 9th January 2018 - 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building
The inspiring story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, a happy, fit and adventurous young couple struck by the devastating impact of polio. Given only months to live, amid the negative attitudes surrounding disability in the 1950s, Robin and his wife seek a full and passionate life together in the face of appalling odds. With inventor Teddy Hall, Robin moves from the dark ages of the iron lung into a new and liberating life.
UK 2017 – directed by Andy Serkis – with Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville, Tom Hollander – 117 min
This is the story of a couple in love whose mutual devotion just happened to change the world, told with obvious affection and respect – EMPIRE
Jonathan Cavendish, Robin’s son…has created an immensely warm-hearted tribute to his parents that stops (just) short of hero worship – EMPIRE
I honestly can’t remember the last time I laughed and cried so much at the same movie – THE GUARDIAN
…there’s an energy and optimism here which belie the grim subject matter and Serkis knows just how to tweak our heart strings when it comes to the final reel – INDEPENDENT