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Friday July 2    7.30pm

THE FATHER

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Dir Florian Zeller            UK/France 2021            97 mins      (Cert 12A)

 

Anthony Hopkins’s Oscar- and BAFTA-winning performance as a man in the grip of dementia powers Florian Zeller’s screen adaptation of his award-winning play The Father.  Olivia Colman also won a well-deserved Oscar for her outstanding performance as his daughter Anne.

Anthony (Hopkins) is in his eighties and living alone in his London flat, but he refuses any help from Anne who is trying to organise a carer for him as she is planning to move to Paris. 

Hopkins gives a towering performance, moving between righteous outrage and extreme vulnerability as a man desperate to maintain his independence. The film also stars Mark Gatiss, Olivia Williams and Rufus Sewell.

TICKETS: £5 (Regal Film Society members, Friends of the Regal, full-time students/unemployed £3).

DREAM HORSE
FRIDAY JUNE 25  7.30pm

7.30 PM

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Dir Euros Lyn       UK 2021       113 mins

 

A film drama with a very special local interest as it’s based on the true story of the astonishing success of race horse Dream Alliance, trained by Phil Hobbs of Sandhill Racing Stables in Minehead.

 

Cleaner and bartender Jan Vokes, played by Toni Collette, recruits her reluctant husband Brian and local accountant Howard Davies to help her bring together a syndicate of villagers to breed a foal, which they raise on their allotment in South Wales and name Dream Alliance.  

 

On the race track, with the help of trainer Phil Hobbs, Dream Alliance proves himself to be more than a match for the multi-million-pound race horses he comes up against – a true working-class champion, taking on the establishment at their own game.

 

Dream Horse is a classic story of triumph over adversity, and a tale of how a woman to make her dream a reality where hope is thin on the ground.

The film also stars Damian Lewis and Siân Phillips.