Born in London to Jewish parents, young stockbroker Nicholas Winton helped rescue 669 children from the Nazis, bringing them to safety in England. But 50 years later, Winton is still haunted by the fate of those he couldn’t save. It’s not until a live TV show surprises him that he is finally able to approach making peace with the past. Oscar-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins stars in this poignant and timely drama about the power of individual acts in defence of human rights, even when all seems lost.
Our screening on Tuesday 6th February will be introduced by Dr Vivien Sieber. Author of ‘Kino And Kinder’, Dr Vivien Sieber is the daughter and grand-daughter of Holocaust survivors. Her book details her family history during this period, from the cinema they ran in Vienna to caring for girls evacuated from Europe by the Kindertransport.
‘The film does justice to this overwhelmingly moving event in British public life in a quietly affecting drama.’
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
‘James Hawes directs with warmth and unfussiness, and is careful to show the wound-opening pain, as well as the pride, that the belated recognition of Winton’s achievements gave him.’
Ed Patton, The Times
What else is on?
Today (Friday 1st March)
Tomorrow (Saturday 2nd March)
Plan your visit
Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!