Wed 15 December
|Time||3:45 PM - 6:00 PM|
Director: Frank Capra (United States, 1946)
Certification: U | 2h 10 mins | Drama| Language: English
It’s Christmas Eve and George Bailey (James Stewart) has so many financial problems and is contemplating suicide. As George is about to jump from a bridge is rescued by Clarence (Henry Travers), his guardian angel. We see his life in flashback. Clarence shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn’t been for all of his good deeds over the years.
It’s a Wonderful Life has arrived this year to its 75th anniversary and continues being the Christmas favourite for old and new generations, and for many is one of the best films ever made, despite it was a box office failure during its release.
It won a Golden Globe in 1947 for Best Director (Frank Capra) and it was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role (James Stewart).
Produced just after the Second World War it brings a message of positivism highlighting what is really important in life.
★★★★★ “Playing a man who sees no point in living, Stewart gives a performance that audiences implicitly understood at the time, and which continues to resonate today (…) a film that had something for everyone, and for every generation.” – Little White Lies
With support from the BFI Film Audience Network (BFI FAN) awarding funds from The National Lottery.
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