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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Drama

Synopsis:
THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY is the story of an unremarkable man who sets off on a remarkable journey. Harold lives a life without purpose until he learns an old friend is dying and vows that in walking across England to see her, his journey can keep her alive. Based on the bestseller of the same name, this heartfelt and original take on the coming-of-age narrative will resonate with audiences of all ages. Recently retired, Harold Fry is well into his 60s and content to fade quietly into the background of life. Harold’s life with his wife Maureen is uneventful and their marriage frozen, due to an unspeakable conflict relating to the absence of their son, until one day, Harold learns his old friend Queenie is dying. He sets off to the post office to send her a letter and decides to keep walking: all the way to her hospice, some 500 miles away. A story of rediscovery and transformation, HAROLD FRY is an uplifting reminder that you’re never too old to take a chance, and that kindness is less rare than you think.
Cast:
Jim Broadbent, Penelope Wilton, Earl Cave
Director:
Hettie Macdonald
Studio:
eOne

© Pilgrimage Films Limited and the British Film Institute 2022

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