The Railway Man
Penzance, Cornwall TR20 8YL
Dir Jonathan Teplitzky | 2014 | UK | 116 mins 15 | Drama/Romance
A charity fundraiser for Freedom from Torture, the only organisation in the UK dedicated solely to the treatment and rehabilitation of survivors of torture. Colin Firth stars in this adaptation of the memoirs of a POW tortured by the Japanese military during the second world war. Wrenching, profound and beautifully made, The Railway Man teams two of the screen’s most popular stars, Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman, in a heartbreaking footnote to World War II that is certain to touch and humble all but the hardest and most jaded of hearts. A remarkable film in every way, it relates the true story of Eric Lomax, a British soldier captured by the Japanese in the fall of Singapore in 1942 and treated as slave labor in the construction of the notorious “death railway” from Thailand to Burma, who somehow miraculously survived to confront his torturer 40 years later. It’s an inspiring and unforgettable story about cruelty, endurance, courage and making peace with the past.
This event is organised in partnership with the FFT Penwith Supporters’ Group.
Tremenheere Kitchen will be open from 6.30pm, offering a full bar and light snacks.
• Spiced butternut squash & sweet potato soup, cumin & sultana bread (vg). £4.95
• Croque monsieur, cured ham & mornay sauce baked in onion seed bread. £6.95 • Beer battered Cornish haddock with triple cooked chips & tartare sauce. £6.95
• Cheese Scone, red onion marmalade, cheese & butter. £4.00
• Falafel, smoked aubergine & roast vegetable salad (vg, gf). £6.50
* A selection of cakes will also be available from £2.50