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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (12A)

Fri 05 May 2023 - Thu 11 May 2023


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Rated 12A


£8* Standard | £5* Student / Under 25s


Various (See dates below)

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (12A)

Dir. Hettie Macdonald
2023 | 108 mins | UK
Jim Broadbent, Penelope Wilton


  • Fri 05 May: 1pm
  • Fri 05 May: 5.45pm
  • Sat 06 May: 1pm
  • Sat 06 May: 6pm
  • Tue 09 May: 10.45am
  • Tue 09 May: 5pm
  • Wed 10 May: 2pm
  • Wed 10 May: 5pm
  • Thu 11 May: 2pm

Jim Broadbent and Penelope Wilton star in film, TV and theatre director Hettie Macdonald’s (Beautiful Thing, White Girl, TV’s Normal People) adaptation of Rachel Joyce’s best-selling, award-winning 2012 novel The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.

South Devon: A seemingly unremarkable man, Harold (Broadbent) has made mistakes with all the important things: being a husband, a father and a friend. Well into his 60s, he is now content to fade quietly into the background. But when he learns his old friend Queenie (Linda Bassett) is unwell, he walks to his local post office to send her a letter, and out of the blue, decides to keep walking – all the way to her hospice, 450 miles away in Berwick-upon-Tweed, and much to the despair of his wife Maureen (Wilton), who’s left reeling at home.

Shot sequentially and entirely on location across the UK, with some great shots of Exeter and the surrounding Devonshire countryside, The Unlikely Pilgrimage… follows Harold as he reconsiders his troubled past, comes into life-changing contact with strangers and engages with the restorative natural world, and promises to be a poignant, philosophical film about the continued potential for redemption and renewal in later life.


F-Rating is a new rating for films directed by women, written by women and/or with significant female characters on screen, in their own right. Find out more here >>

Please note, this film shows depictions of suicide.


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