Friday, June 3, 2011

"The King's Speech" in VO at Massagno's Cinema LUX

“The highest of distinctions is service to others.”
King George VI

DO NOT miss this absolutely exquisite film in its orginal language!

None of us English native speakers appreciate the dubbed movies that are shown in all of Lugano's four (!) cinemas, therefore this is an occasion you should not miss. If ever there was a movie you MUST see in it's original language (after "My Fair Lady" of course) it is "The King's Speech". Passionate, emotional, witty and funny, this film gives you a historical insight of King George VI' s career if you can call it that. The future Queen Elizabeth's mother is beautifully interpreted by Helena Bonham Carter.

Based on the true story of King George VI, "The King's Speech" follows the Royal Monarch's quest to find his voice.

After the death of his father King George V (Michael Gambon) and the scandalous abdication of King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce), Bertie (Colin Firth) who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, is suddenly crowned King George VI of England. With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter), the future Queen Mother, arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). After a rough start, the two delve into an unorthodox course of treatment and eventually form an unbreakable bond. With the support of Logue, his family, his government and Winston Churchill (Timothy Spall), the King will overcome his stammer and deliver a radio-address that inspires his people and unites them in battle.

Should you wish to listen to the "real" speech by HM King George VI broadcast by Buckingham Palace on September 3rd, 1939 click HERE.

Where:  CINEMA LUX, Via Motta 61, 6900 Massagno, Tel. 091 967.30.39
When: Friday at 18.00 and 20:45, Saturday at 18:00 and 20.45
Language: Original English version with French and German subtitles

Costumes worn by Hollywood actors Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter in "The King's Speech" star in a glamorous display "Hamlet to Hollywood: Fashion from Film" at the Barley Hall in York, UK until May 2012. This exhibition features items from the rails of stage and cinema stars from Tudor times to the 20th century.


Clayton Thomas said...

New follower from the hop. I keep hearing good things about this film. I am going to have to break down and see it! Now following on Twitter and Facebook.

Best wishes,

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Amanda said...

LOVED this film! By the way, you should stop by my blog and enter my giveaway!!

Expat with Kids said...

@Clayton: I'm not an arduous cinema goer but this film is worth seeing.
@Amanda: signed up! I didn't know give-aways work overseas. ;)

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