Digging into two sides of a conflictA special double bill screening of two incredible stories set in the backdrop of WW2. 'Went the Day Well?' is a 1942 British war film directed by Alberto Cavalcanti. At the time, it served as unofficial propaganda for the British war effort, telling the story of an English village being conquered by Nazi paratroopers. It reflected the country's deep felt fears concerning the threat of invasion by the German forces. Starring Leslie Banks, Mervyn Johns and Basil Sydney, the film was named as one of the 100 Greatest War Films in a Channel 4 poll in 2005.
Released this year, 'Lore' is a mesmerising story set on the opposite side of the struggle. Five siblings who fearlessly believe the plight of the Nazis must make their way across Germany during the end of the war. Abandoned by their Nazi officer father and with their mother arrested, the oldest of the children, Lore, takes it upon herself to see her younger siblings to safety. Throughout their journey they are shocked at tales of Jewish camps and atrocities carried out by the regime they were taught to love. A harrowing tale seen through the eyes of a witness that history has often overlooked.
'Cate Shortland's tough, moving film is shot with great intimacy, driving home the idea that great horrors are ultimately a personal responsibility.'
- Washington Examiner
General admission. Tickets are normally £9.50 + £4 for a glass of wine or beer. You pay £12, saving you up to £1.50 per ticket. Please arrive on time.