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We have two screenings in September: the winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, ‘The Other Side of Hope’, and a special screening with the Wells Walsingham Light Railway of ‘Britain on Film, Railways’.

On Tuesday 19th September THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE (12A) A wry, humorous take on the Syrian refugee crisis (see more below). Doors open 7pm. Show at 7.30pm.

Extra screening: on Thursday 28th September: 

BRITAIN ON FILM: RAILWAYS (U) 83 mins + special return train from Wells with the Wells-Walsingham Light Railway

WWLR departure from Wells at 6pm. Special train ticket price, adult return £6.50, child return £4.50.

Cinema tickets, adult £4.00 child £3.00, on the door.

Doors open at the Parish Hall for refreshments and cinema ticket sales, earlier than usual, at 6.30pm. Film at 7pm. 

Tuesday 19th September THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE (12A) + archive short

Director Aki Kaurismaki; starring Sakari Kuosmanen, Sherwan Haji, Tommi Korpela, Kati Outinen. 98 minutes

Finland’s master of deadpan comedy, Aki Kaurismäki (Lights in the Dusk, Le Havre), returns with The Other Side of Hope, the story of an unlikely friendship between a Syrian asylum seeker and an elderly Finnish restaurant owner.

Worthy winner of the 2017 Berlin Silver Bear for Best Director, it’s a beautiful, timely film

Comedy drama as a Syrian asylum seeker finds friendship with Wikstrom, a hapless first time restaurateur.

Poker-playing former travelling salesman Wikstrom quarrels with his wife and sets off on a long poker tour, buying a seedy restaurant with his winnings. By chance he befriends Khaled, a Syrian refugee newly arrived to Finland as a stowaway, seeking asylum and looking for his lost sister.

Poignant, compassionate and funny.

Tickets on the door: £4, members £3.50, under 16 £3

Programme begins at 7.30pm. 

Doors open at 7pm for ticket sales and refreshments.

Extra: on Thursday 28th September: 

BRITAIN ON FILM: RAILWAYS (U) 83 mins

Your chance to travel back to a time when travelling by rail was comfortable, punctual and maybe even glamorous!

Britain on Film: Railways is a major new collection of rare archive films charting the history of the UK’s railways and bringing home the romance and heady freedoms offered by train travel as it expanded across the country in the early 20th century. Sourced from national and regional archives and newly digitised, Britain on Film: Railways is an immensely nostalgic and evocative collection of films which document not just the glories of the railway, but also the changing social, political and economic climates of the 20th century.

Plus optional return train journey: WWLR departure from Wells at approx 6pm (train tickets from the WWLR).

Doors open for this screening at 6.30pm. Join us at the Parish Hall for refreshments and cinema tickets sales, slightly earlier than usual. Film show at 7pm.

Walsingham Picture Palace, at Walsingham Parish Hall, 14 High Street, Walsingham NR22 6AA

Tickets on the door: £4, members £3.50, under 16 £3