THE British film The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry is Ilkley Film Society's next screening on Sunday, January 21st (8pm, Ilkley Playhouse).

Based on Rachel Joyce's best-selling and Booker Prize-nominated novel and adapted for film by the author herself, the film tells the story of a Devon pensioner who, on hearing that his old colleague Queenie is in a hospice in Berwick-upon-Tweed, decides to walk the length of England to visit her in the belief that waiting for his visit will keep her alive.

Starring two “national treasures”, Jim Broadbent and Penelope Wilton, and directed by Hettie MacDonald who has spent most of her career in television, including the 2017 adaptation of Howards End, the film is a celebration of the English people and countryside as well as a poignant story.

Guests are welcome, as always, but should phone Dave Howell on 01943 430097 or email using the Film Society website to ensure admission - the Society's last screening attracted an audience of 100!

Further information about the film and the rest of the Film Society season can be found at