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To Olivia

M 94 MIN
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Synopsis

It’s 1962 and Roald Dahl (Hugh Bonneville), an eccentric, burgeoning children’s author and his wife, Patricia Neal (Keeley Hawes), a glamourous Hollywood movie star, have retreated to the English countryside to bring up their expanding young family. Tragically, their lives are turned upside down by the devastating death of their daughter Olivia and as the couple struggle through the unimaginable loss, their shared grief becomes a source of redemption and strength which changes their lives forever. Set between New York, England and Los Angeles, chronicles Dahl's struggles while writing some of his most famous works and Neal's return to acting and winning an Oscar.

Reviews

"True, grief is universal - but To Olivia never embraces the fact that stories draw their power from specificity. It's what makes them feel real."

- Independent (UK)


"A well-intentioned biopic about a little-discussed but pivotal moment for both artists."

- Empire


"A film about grief inevitably touches some people deeply, but this is more about the psychology of loss than the feeling of it."

- Independent (Ireland)


"The film does a good job of dragging us from the darkest valleys of tragedy towards the gently sunlit uplands."

- Irish Times


Movie Information

Release date

Thursday 19th May

Duration

94 min

Rating

M

Cast

Hugh Bonneville, Sam Heughan, Keeley Hawes, Conleth Hill, Geoffrey Palmer, Sam Phillips

Director

John Hay

Genre

Drama

Participating Cinemas

Pentridge Cinema, Palace Balwyn, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Brighton Bay, The Kino, Palace Westgarth, Palace Norton Street, Palace Central, The Chauvel Cinema, Palace James St, Palace Barracks, Palace Electric Cinema, Palace Raine Square



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