Friday evening, 12th July, 7:30pm
‘Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’ (2012) 12 Rating
‘Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’ is a quirky, entertaining and original film about Fred Jones (Ewan McGregor), a fisheries expert, who gets involved in a bizarre plan to introduce salmon fishing to the desert land of Yemen on the whim of a rich Arab sheikh. Fred is recruited by Harriet, the Sheikh’s PA (Emily Blunt) but with Fred’s marriage on the rocks and Harriet’s boyfriend living abroad, they soon find that hope can spring even in the most unexpected of places. Meanwhile, Kristen Scott Thomas almost steals the show as the acerbic Prime Minister’s Press Secretary who jumps on the unlikely project as a feel-good news story to improve Arab-UK relations. ‘Salmon Fishing’ takes an unusual storyline, and combines a beautifully written script with stellar performances and superb scenery to make an inspiring, funny and remarkable film.
Free admission, tea & coffee, but bring your own popcorn!
Film shown at the Church Centre, Lake Lock Road, doors open 7pm