FILM : Great Expectations (Schools Screening)
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About The Event
Presented in partnership with Into Film & Cinecity, as part of the PAST:PRESENT:FUTURE heritage project
A sumptuously shot adaptation of Charles Dickens' story of a young orphan given the opportunity to escape his roots thanks to a mysterious benefactor. (Mike Newell, 2012, Cert. 12, 2hrs 8 mins)
With an illuminating introduction about Holy Trinity Church and Brighton in the era of Charles Dickens.
Charles Dickens' classic novel has been adapted many times but it's never lost its appeal. Here, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire director Mike Newell teams up with some superb British acting talent to deliver his own sumptuously shot and atmospheric version. Sticking closely to both the words and spirit of Dickens, the 19th-century-set drama sees penniless orphan Pip given the opportunity to escape his humble roots thanks to a mystery benefactor. Becoming a gentleman in London, Pip thinks his new wealth and social status will win over spoilt beauty Estella - a young heiress he's adored since childhood. However his expectations of love and life are repeatedly shattered, particularly when the shocking truth about his fortune is revealed.
This event is FREE but schools and homeschoolers must book in advance. https://www.intofilm.org/events/festival/626