Cert: 15A

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Harold (Jim Broadbent) is an ordinary, unremarkable, retired man who lives quietly with his wife Maureen (Penelope Wilton). One day a letter arrives from an old friend who is dying and wants to say goodbye. Harold writes his reply but when he goes to post the letter he doesn’t... he just keeps walking, leaving his seaside town in South Devon to deliver a message to his old friend, Queenie, some 500 miles away in her hospice in Berwick-upon-Tweed. Harold embarks on a walk of hope, determined to travel the length of England to save his friend: as long as he walks, Queenie must live. Based on Rachel Joyce’s novel, this is an uplifting tale of self-discovery and redemption

‘It is a tremendously moving concept, powered by a deep belief in our human desire to help each other to make progress. Jim Broadbent and Penelope Wilton drum up a weather-beaten type of love that holds both suffering and grace.’

Sophie Monks Kaufman, Little White Lies

‘Broadbent is brilliant throughout and there is superb support from Penelope Wilton as the stay-at-home Maureen, shackled to routine, riddled with anxiety and weary from suppressed rage - but now with her own opportunity to break free.’

Harry Guerin, RTE Entertainment