The Reader

The Reader (15)

Beautifully shot, sensitively directed with a fine supporting cast, but it is Winslet's performance that reveals an actress at the peak of her powers

Director: Stephen Daldry
Starring: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, David Kross, Susanne Lothar
UK, 2008, 2 hours 4 minutes

Thu 26 March 11.00am & 8.30pm / Fri 27 8.30pm / Mon 30 8.30pm / Tue 31 11.00am -
The Courtyard Hereford

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In 1958, 15-year-old Michael has an affair with the much older Hanna, only to learn years later - as a law student observing her trial - that she belonged to the SS. He knows a secret that will lessen her sentence but not exonerate her. What to do? A terrifically accomplished look at the legacy of Nazi evil on the next generation that boasts an intelligent script from David Hare and a stupendous performance from Winslet that could finally deliver her an Oscar.

"Film of the year. Stunning film. Terrific performances. Superb script." James Christopher, The Times

Winner of Oscar for Best Leading Actress

Winner of BAFTA for Leading Actress

On Monday the screening is sponsored by
Hakusembe River Lodge

On Thursday the screening is sponsored by
Jackson Equestrian

On Friday the screening is sponsored by
Jack Roe (CS) Ltd

External Links: Official Site / Sight and Sound review / Guardian review