The main characters were two sisters, Ursula (played by Judi Dench) and Janet (played by Maggie Smith). With two such talented actors, it was no surprise that everyone enjoyed the movie, rating it as 5 out of 5.
The story is set in Cornwall where the two sisters live by the coast, during the period between the two World Wars. After a violent storm they discover a young Polish man washed up on the beach. They nurse him back to health, discovering that he is a very talented violinist. We thought if the movie as a study of relationships.
The movie is filmed in the UK, predominantly in Cornwall. As a result, there is great scenery, with views of the cottage and garden where the sisters live, as well as waves breaking over the rocks. The music was good, with the violin often being the focus. From a point of view of the characters, there is a contrast between the sisters, with occasional tensions, but also closeness. Ursula longs for some sort of companionship and a close relationship with Andrea. Janet lost her love during the First World War. Another interesting character was their cook and maid Dorcas, played by Miriam Margolyes, who provided a bit of comic relief.
Apart from the main characters, Ursula, Janet, Dorcas, Andrea and Olga (a Russian artist who recognises his talent) most of the supporting roles were predominantly male.
Our October movie will be a visit to BPACC to see Christopher Robin (screening until 9 October). This is based on the adult Christopher Robin and his self-discovery in revisiting his life with Pooh and his friends. It should not be confused with the story of AA Milne’s life, Goodbye Christopher Robin, which was released last year. We will discuss the movie at our scheduled 10 October session.
With several possibly interesting movies screening during October, we have decided that we should again visit BPACC. The movie we will discuss at our November session will be The Wife (screening from 25 October) which is receiving good reviews.