7 August Film Show: On Sale Now
PHCL Film Show presents
A tribute to Lewis Gilbert
Carve Her Name with Pride
Starring Virginia McKenna, Paul Scofield
Directed by Lewis Gilbert
UK 1958 114 minutes
Lewis Gilbert, who died earlier this year, was one of Britain’s most distinguished and versatile directors. His many credits include three James Bond films, Alfie, Educating Rita and a string of stirring Second World War dramas made early in his career such as Sink the Bismarck!, Reach for the Skyand Carve Her Name with Pride, which tells the true story of SOE agent Violette Szabo and her heroic actions in France.
The film encompasses romance, light comedy, blazing action and deep emotion. Virginia McKenna gives an unexpectedly powerful performance as Violette and she receives excellent support from Paul Scofield and Jack Warner. With nostalgic shots of wartime London, Carve Her Name with Prideis one of the finest examples of the type of wartime films that dominated British cinema during the 1950s.
Doors open 7.15pm, Introduction 7.45pm, Film 8.00pm £8.00 including glass of wine. Tickets, up to two per person, on sale at the Library, Sharpleshall Street, NW1 8YN (on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays) or on the door.